Stepmom

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...

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...

Why This Stepmom is Crazy For Blended Family Christmas

Christmas Lights, Christmas Trees, and Christmas Carols: the holiday hits every sense at once. The sound of bells ringing and familiar tunes is literally music to my ears, the smell of vanilla cookies and everg...

Spiteful Acts in Co-parenting: How to Deal

I’m going to start this one with a scenario: It’s a Tuesday night. Your 4-year-old stepdaughter tells you for the hundredth time that she wants a haircut. She’s never had a haircut before. You and your husband talk about it, and tell her, “Maybe we can take...

Can We Banish the Stepmomster?

Disney portrays the stepmother as a monster, and most kids are pretty scared when they find out they will be getting a stepmother. No child wants to be forced to mop the floors and tend to the sewing. There ...

How Badly Do You Want to Have a Child, Stepmom?

This topic is always on my heart, but I have always felt alone in my feelings about it. It wasn’t until recently when a couple of my stepmom friends brought the topic up that I realized my thoughts and feelings are valid. Jennifer wrote about her experience...

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,...