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The Successful Stepmom’s Toolbelt

Have you ever wished that a user manual came with the stepmom role? That a fairy god(step)mother would tell you how to do this right, without screwing up your marriage or the kids? I know I have! And often! ...

Can a Stepmom buy a Minivan?

My husband and I have two 4-door sedan vehicles. We also have two kids, ages 4 and 5. If we are in the car for more than 30 minutes, it’s uncomfortable… not to mention the German Shepherd puppy we just added to the family. For years, we have talked about bu...

Best Kept Secret to Being Friends with The Ex

It’s no secret that maintaining a blended family is hard work. Marriage is hard work, but marriage in a blended family can feel insurmountable at times. Despite how well you co-parent with the other home, te...

Lessons I Learned from My Stepmom

Today marks 10 years since my stepmom lost her battle to cancer. I still visit her grave every time I'm in town, and I am overcome with emotion each and every time. You'd think that after ten years it would be ...
Dear Husband Love Your Second Wife

Dear Husband. Love, Your Second Wife.

Dear Husband. Love, Your Second Wife. Dear Husband, You know me; writing is my ultimate source of relief. I do it with my heart in my hand, and I wonder if you will ever understand, even if it’s written literally out of my heart the way lava emerges from a...

Another Thing You Should REALLY Stop Telling Stepmoms

There are some really stupid things people say to stepmoms. There are some really ignorant things people say to stepmoms. And then there are some really hurtful things people say to stepmoms. Some of the stu...
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5 Best Blended Family Marriage Tips for Beginners

So… you married a man with kids. Now what?! While you were dating, you may have thought that marriage would be a breeze. Maybe you weren’t very involved with the kids, with negotiations with their Mom, or with day-to-day parenting. Maybe your husband shelte...
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Best Facebook Pages to Follow for Stepmoms

Whether you're new to stepmomming or a seasoned veteran, there are times when you just need to know you're not alone. You could have the world's most attentive husband, the best relationship with your stepchild...

15 Ways You are Sabotaging Your Stepmom Potential

I often reminisce with my stepmom friends about the first year or so of stepmomming. We laugh about how naïve we were, and we cringe at some of those amateur mistakes. We sip wine and savor the fact that we're ...