[stepmom]ing

Are YOU a High-Conflict Stepmom?

Being a stepmom is a tough gig. It involves a ton of work for virtually no credit. If you’re lucky, your husband will provide the occasional affirmation, but even that cannot be expected as a stepmom. Sometime...

The Ultimate [Step]Mother’s Day Giveaway

I can't even believe I've kept this secret this long! I have teamed up with some of the most incredible stepfamily bloggers to bring you one incredible giveaway package! Before I get into the package details, I want to introduce you to the ladies that made...

What I Want to Say to the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

If you think being a mom is a thankless job, try being a stepmom on Mother's Day. Have you seen the meme? I cringe every single time. I don't like the animosity it represents from stepmoms toward birth moms, bu...

What a Henna Tattoo Taught Me About Stepmomming

I spent my Saturday a couple of weeks ago hanging out a local food truck festival with my husband, stepdaughter, and my stepdaughter's mom, Amanda. We were there to support Amanda's best friend who was promotin...

I Refuse to be Part of the 67%: Learning To Stepcouple

Second marriages are more likely to fail than first marriages. In fact, 67% of second marriages will end in divorce (source). 67%.Let that sink in. It is kind of a depressing statistic, isn’t it?Psychology Today (source) attributes the significant fail...

The Best Resources for Stepmoms

Unfortunately, there's no single manual for how to thrive in your role as stepmom; there's no universal code for stepparenting that contains all of the answers. Despite that fact, there are many resources f...
Under Five and Childless Stepmoms

The Unique Perspective of the Under-Five & Childless Stepmoms

Stepmoms come in all shapes and sizes. As adults, we all have baggage, but combining your baggage with a man who has kids can be a real pain. Who’s been married before? How many kids are involved, and how many homes are a part of the new blended family? Ho...

The Unnatural Part of the Stepmom Role

Insecure. Jealous. Uncertain. Alone.At different points in my first few years stepmomming, I felt them all. How could I avoid it? The stepmom role is simply unnatural; you're choosing to love another's chil...

5 Habits of Healthy & Successful Stepmoms

Being a successful stepmom is one of the most impressive juggling acts ever created. There’s seemingly no end to the list of people you are now capable of letting down, which means the pressure on you sometimes...