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...

Best Kept Secret to Being Friends with The Ex

It’s no secret that maintaining a blended family is hard work. Marriage is hard work, but marriage in a blended family can feel insurmountable at times. Despite how well you co-parent with the other home, te...
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5 Best Blended Family Marriage Tips for Beginners

So… you married a man with kids. Now what?! While you were dating, you may have thought that marriage would be a breeze. Maybe you weren’t very involved with the kids, with negotiations with their Mom, or wi...

5 Stages of Grieving your Husband’s Vasectomy

So, you’re dating a man with kids. Things are going well, and you start to envision a future with him. One night at dinner, you ask him if he is interested in having more kids, confident his answer will be an e...

How to See The Ex without Breaking a Sweat

There was a time in my stepmomming journey when I thought I would never be able to see my husband’s ex without feeling sick to my stomach. Even though she and I never had any direct confrontations, I still didn...

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...