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I’m Kristen!

I’m a Certified Stepparent Coach passionate about helping stepmoms find peace while navigating this complex role. My husband, 10-year-old stepdaughter, and I live in northern Dallas with our two talkative cats, Chalupa and Zoey, and Husky/Malamute mix, Nova. I am SO happy you’re here!

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What No One Tells You About Becoming a Stepmom

What No One Tells You About Becoming a Stepmom

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ByKristen SkilesMar 7, 20235 min read

I was a child of divorce at two years old and grew up with different stepparents throughout the years. So…

When You Feel Jealous of the Ex and Their Life Before You

When You Feel Jealous of the Ex and Their Life Before You

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ByKristen SkilesFeb 7, 20234 min read

It felt like my then-boyfriend (now-husband) lived an entire life before he met me. He had joined the military, married,…

Why You Shouldn’t Plan Your Life Around a Custody Schedule

Why You Shouldn’t Plan Your Life Around a Custody Schedule

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ByKristen SkilesJan 10, 20235 min read

I used to let the custody schedule dictate our lives. I would decline invitations to adult get-togethers that fell on…

23 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2023

23 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2023

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ByKristen SkilesDec 19, 202212 min read

Stepmomming ain’t easy. Can I get an amen? This life is tough stuff. But I’ve found that it’s exponentially MORE…

8 Must-Listen Podcasts for Stepmoms

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ByKristen SkilesDec 13, 20224 min read

It’s no secret that podcasts are really popular right now, but have you tried searching for podcasts for stepmoms?! There…

Having an Ours Baby Changed My Stepmom Heart

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This blog post was written by an anonymous stepmom who shares her realization of how having an ours baby changed…

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EP 27: Dreading Summer, Stepmom? 3 Tips for Success

EP 27: Dreading Summer, Stepmom? 3 Tips for Success

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ByKristen SkilesMay 30, 20231 min read

Hey, stepmom! Summer break is quickly approaching, and with it, stress and overwhelm for many stepmoms. In…

EP 26: Mini-Wife Syndrome with Maarit Miller

EP 26: Mini-Wife Syndrome with Maarit Miller

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ByKristen SkilesMay 23, 20231 min read

Hey, stepmom! Mini-wife (or husband) syndrome is something many stepmoms are combatting in their households. Today’s guest…

EP 25: Let’s Hear From Our Partners! (Part 3)

EP 25: Let’s Hear From Our Partners! (Part 3)

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ByKristen SkilesMay 16, 20231 min read

Hey, stepmom! In today’s episode, we’re hearing the final installment of our “Let’s hear from our partners!”…

EP 24: To the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

EP 24: To the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

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ByKristen SkilesMay 9, 20231 min read

Mother’s Day is often one of the hardest days of the year for stepmoms. It’s a day…

EP 23: Let’s Hear From Our Partners! (Part 2)

EP 23: Let’s Hear From Our Partners! (Part 2)

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ByKristen SkilesMay 2, 20231 min read

Hey, stepmom! It’s time for the second installment of our partners series! This time, our partners are…

EP 22: How My Experience as a Stepchild Influences How I Stepparent

EP 22: How My Experience as a Stepchild Influences How I Stepparent

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Hey there, stepmom! My parents divorced when I was 2, and I had a few different stepparents…

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