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15 Mind-Blowing Facts about Blended Families

15 Mind-Blowing Facts about Blended Families

This weekend, my husband, stepdaughter, and I attended my sister's high school graduation. My inquisitive 8-year-old asked me how I was related to the graduate, and thus, a detailed family tree conversation ens...

Books Featuring Women Like You! 15 Top-Rated Stepmom Novels

As busy moms, it can be extremely difficult to find time to read... But with summer upon us, it's time to relax by the pool, on the lake, or at the beach. And if you're anything like I am, you know there's no better way to spend that time than with an incredib...

Are YOU a High-Conflict Stepmom?

Being a stepmom is a tough gig. It involves a ton of work for virtually no credit. If you’re lucky, your husband will provide the occasional affirmation, but even that cannot be expected as a stepmom. Sometime...

The Ultimate [Step]Mother’s Day Giveaway

I can't even believe I've kept this secret this long! I have teamed up with some of the most incredible stepfamily bloggers to bring you one incredible giveaway package! Before I get into the package detail...

What I Want to Say to the Stepmom on Mother’s Day

If you think being a mom is a thankless job, try being a stepmom on Mother's Day. Have you seen the meme? I cringe every single time. I don't like the animosity it represents from stepmoms toward birth moms, but I do think it pretty clearly portrays the pain, ...

What a Henna Tattoo Taught Me About Stepmomming

I spent my Saturday a couple of weeks ago hanging out a local food truck festival with my husband, stepdaughter, and my stepdaughter's mom, Amanda. We were there to support Amanda's best friend who was promotin...

The Best Resources for Stepmoms

Unfortunately, there's no single manual for how to thrive in your role as stepmom; there's no universal code for stepparenting that contains all of the answers. Despite that fact, there are many resources f...