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HELP! My In-Laws Won’t Stop Talking to The Ex!

Disclaimer: This article is not intended for abusive familial relationships. This article is written for stepmoms who feel undermined simply by their in-laws maintaining a relationship with their stepchildren’s...

Free Date Ideas You’ll Actually Enjoy

Do you prioritize date night with your man? Is it non-negotiable on the calendar? Or does it come last (or close to last) on the list of things to get done? It's imperative that we nurture our relationships ...

The Kids Don’t Come First in Our Blended Family

Picture this: it’s your 18th wedding anniversary. You stand in the crowd with your stepchild, gleaming with pride as you watch your spouse collect his Marriage Diploma. You hold back tears as he hugs all his fr...

Tips and Tricks for Writing Second Marriage Vows

For many, planning a second wedding can come with mixed emotions -- especially for those who already planned a big wedding the first time around. However, finding love a second time is a beautiful thing that sh...

Stop Being Gasoline, and Start Being Water

Years ago, before my husband and I were even engaged, I walked into the room while he was on the phone with his ex-wife. “I’m done trying to explain it to you, you’re an idiot,” he snapped into the phone, th...

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...

What if I Don’t Want an “Ours Baby?”

What if I don't want an “Ours Baby?" This is a question I have been asking myself for the last year or so after years of infertility and even a miscarriage. I question if I am healthy enough to have a child ...

5 Hard Truths Every Stepmom Wants Her Husband to Know

This article first appeared on stepqueen.com and has been reprinted here with permission. It is without a doubt that I can tell you this: being a stepmom has been one of the most challenging, most confusing,...