[coparent]ing

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...

Spiteful Acts in Co-parenting: How to Deal

I’m going to start this one with a scenario: It’s a Tuesday night. Your 4-year-old stepdaughter tells you for the hundredth time that she wants a haircut. She’s never had a haircut before. You and your husba...
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'...

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...

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 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...

The Secret to a Happy Co-Parenting Relationship

Disclaimer: this is not intended for stepmoms involved in a high-conflict situation. This is for co-parents who are civil but sometimes feel like things are all out of whack! Want to know the secret to having ...