Custody Agreements: What you NEED to Include!

I’m going to start this article upfront by saying that I am not a lawyer. Nothing you are about to read is legal advice… this is a culmination of data collected from my stepmom tribe and our mutual experi...

The Honeymoon Stage of Being a Stepmom

People often refer to a new romantic relationship as being in the “honeymoon phase.” This basically means it is all rainbows and butterflies. When you are in the honeymoon phase of a relationship, there isn’t a...

The BEST TV Shows with Nontraditional Families

If you know me personally, you know I’m a TV junkie… and I love it all! From comedy, to drama, and even the shows made for kids… if it has even a little bit of a story line, I’m all in! As we are fighting da...

5 Foolproof Tips for Adjusting to a Quiet House

My husband is a police officer. He would correct me and say, “Police Sergeant.” If you’ve ever known a police officer, you know their schedules can be pretty unpredictable. After being in a Monday through Fr...

3 MUST-HAVES for a Long, Healthy, Successful Marriage

Not a day goes by where I don’t hear someone, whether it be a colleague, a relative, or a person on social media, complain about his or her partner. From how lazy he is, how disrespectful she is, or how annoyin...

Can a Stepmom buy a Minivan?

My husband and I have two 4-door sedan vehicles. We also have two kids, ages 4 and 5. If we are in the car for more than 30 minutes, it’s uncomfortable… not to mention the German Shepherd puppy we just added to...