[stepmom]ing

Maintaining House Rules when your Child has Two Homes

I’ll be honest… the #1 most annoying thing that my stepdaughters ever say to me is, “We don’t have to do this at Mommy’s house,” or, “Well, Mommy lets us do this!” Who can relate?! Something as simple as a request to put their dishes in the sink or make the...

Healthy Co-Parenting Begins with a Healthy You

Are you ready for all of the drama to END? For this stepmomming life to be EASIER and more enjoyable? The healthy relationships you crave are not out of reach, but they do begin with you! Before you can drea...

The Day I Realized I was not Best Friends with Bio Mom Anymore

We used to talk constantly. We were chatting on Messenger, texting, and/or emailing basically all day everyday. We took the girls (my stepdaughter and her other daughter) out for play dates, I swung by her house with coffee, and she attended my wedding recepti...

It’s 2019! What a Year We’ve Had!

Happy new year, Mama! What an incredible journey we've been on in the last 365 days! Did you know that today marks 1 year since I officially launched the Stepmomming brand?! I'd love to reflect on some of...

Getting Ready for the Holidays in a Blended Family

Things get SO complicated around the holidays in a blended family. When are you visiting your family? His? When will you have your stepchild(ren)? Do you get a gift for the ex? Her husband? Their children? Does Santa visit both houses? It's hard to NOT ...

Why doesn’t my Stepchild’s Mom Like Me?!

In our private Facebook community for stepmoms, some of the most popular questions revolve around- you guessed it- The Ex. What do I do if my stepchild’s mom doesn’t take me seriously? Doesn’t respect me? Won’...

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...