Self-Care

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...

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? ...

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 situations that aren't deserving of your attention, y...

Anxiety: A Stepmom’s Kryptonite

Tight chest. Lump in throat. Catastrophic thoughts. Worry. Nausea. Feelings of anger, sadness, confusion, frustration, all at once. Sound familiar? It does to me too. Everyone’s experience with anxiety, whet...

Why My Children Will Get the HPV Vaccine Despite My Experience

I just got the call from the doctor again. 5 years later, and the HPV still hasn't gone away. I need to go back for another biopsy and make sure the cells haven't turned cancerous since we did the last biopsy a year ago. It has been a frustrating 5 years, f...
RSV awareness

In Honor of RSV Awareness Month, I’m Sharing Our Story

This post was sponsored as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All views and opinions expressed are my own.   When my youngest daughter - K2 as she's fondly known on Kandy Apple Mama - was around 3 months old, my daughter K came h...

Building Confidence after Divorce

Going through a divorce can really put your self-esteem through a loop. Whether you wanted the divorce or not, either way you'll be battling some pretty confusing emotions. You might be wondering why you weren'...