19 Things to Stop Worrying About in 2019

Stepmomming ain't easy. Can I get an amen? This life is tough stuff. But I've found that it's exponentially MORE difficult if you don't have the right frame of mind. When you can look past some of the sit...

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

New Year's Eve is all about celebrating the new year coming. A display of excitement and hope that the next year will be joyful and better than the last. (Can I get an amen?) Celebrating New Year's Eve with Ki...

Why This Stepmom is Crazy For Blended Family Christmas

Christmas Lights, Christmas Trees, and Christmas Carols: the holiday hits every sense at once. The sound of bells ringing and familiar tunes is literally music to my ears, the smell of vanilla cookies and everg...

What the Exhausted Stepmom Needs to Hear

Are you exhausted? Overwhelmed? Ticked off? Have you reached a breaking point with this same old exhausted stepmom routine? But if you don't do it all, who will? You're the glue that's keeping the family tog...
Why I suggested we change the custody schedule

Why I Suggested We Change the Custody Schedule

As my little one and I work on our art project, we talk about her family. She talks about her time with her sister and the silly games they play, and then she talks about her mom and stepdad. She confesses she'...

Halloween Treats: All You Can Eat!

If you think there's a better way to celebrate October 31st than by eating a bunch of Halloween treats, I will fight you. JUST KIDDING. There are plenty of other Halloween traditions you can participate ...

Meet Co-Parenting Champions: Jamie and Elizabeth

There are few generalizations that I actually agree with, especially when it comes to shared parenting and stepfamilies, but there are a few I will absolutely defend to my grave. 1. No 2 blended families are...

50+ Pumpkin Recipes: Happy Fall Y’all

It's no longer 90 degrees here in Texas which can only mean one thing... It's pumpkin spice season! I am so stinking excited, you guys! I have a couple of go-to recipes. Like a DIY Starbucks Pumpkin Spic...