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A Great Stepmom Devotional: Stepparenting With Grace

Stepmomming is tough stuff. It's not for the feign of heart. But it is immensely rewarding. Stepmomming isn't natural; it's not something that is common sense or second nature. Becoming a successful stepmom who thrives in her role requires both time and...

10 Things Successful Stepmoms do before Going to Bed

What is your bedtime routine like? Is it chaotic or methodical? Soul-cleansing or draining? Or, worse yet, is it something you don't even give a second thought? How we end the evening and prepare for the day...

Co-Parenting Well: Sharing the Kids or Sharing your Husband?

Typically in a blended family, the goal is to co-parent well. Regardless of the type of custody, most parties desire to get along well… at least well enough for peaceful conversations and uneventful trades. Occasionally, blended families work really, really...

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 ...