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How To Mom Seminar for less than $40!

Ever wonder if you're doing this mom thing right? Do you wonder how all of the other moms make it look so easy? Want to know "How To Mom for Dummies?" As stepmoms (at least those of us that don't yet hav...

Small Parenting Differences: It’s Time to Let Go!

My blended family started out like many others… I came around too soon for many, including my stepchildren's mom. My husband and his ex had a nasty fight for custody, which ultimately was determined as joint l...

A Quick Reference to Common Custody Schedules

There's a big "C word" in the shared parenting world: custody. Parents love their children so much, and it's hard to be satisfied with the time you have. Whether it's 80% or 20%, it never feels like enough. Hav...
Stepmom in the Shadows

Stepmom in the Shadows

It's easy to feel overlooked or underappreciated as a stepmom - to feel like a "stepmom in the shadows." One stepmom bares her soul through the personal poem reprinted below with permission. If you find your...
Blended Family Christmas

My Favorite Blended Family Christmas Tradition

The holidays can be such a chaotic time for children of divorce. Growing up, I had 2 separate Christmases, and there was even one year I spent most of Christmas day on an airplane shuffling between Mom's and Da...
Gifts for moms and stepmoms

32 Great Gifts for Moms and Stepmoms!

What kind of a mother doesn't have a million mom mugs in her cabinets and funny t-shirts in her closet? My cabinets are full of "Baby Maker" mugs and my closet can always use another "#momlife" t-shirt. I kno...

Raised by a Single Dad: Memories and Life Lessons

(Originally posted in a co-parenting Facebook group. Reposted on Kandy Apple Mama with permission.) Kristen and I are members of many co-parenting groups on Facebook. We love hearing success stories, offerin...
Wrapping paper hack

My Blended Family Christmas Wrapping Paper Hack

Christmas is a big deal 'round these parts. It's Veterans Day, and I'm gearing up for tomorrow on Kohl's website taking full advantage of their best sale of the year (in my opinion). If you haven't already, you...