Stepmom

What the Exhausted Stepmom Needs to Hear

Are you exhausted? Overwhelmed? Ticked off? Have you reached a breaking point with this same old exhausted stepmom routine? But if you don't do it all, who will? You're the glue that's keeping the family tog...
Why I suggested we change the custody schedule

Why I Suggested We Change the Custody Schedule

As my little one and I work on our art project, we talk about her family. She talks about her time with her sister and the silly games they play, and then she talks about her mom and stepdad. She confesses she's sad that she hasn't seen much of her stepdad rec...

Meet Co-Parenting Champions: Jamie and Elizabeth

There are few generalizations that I actually agree with, especially when it comes to shared parenting and stepfamilies, but there are a few I will absolutely defend to my grave. 1. No 2 blended families are...

Custody Agreements: What you NEED to Include!

I’m going to start this article upfront by saying that I am not a lawyer. Nothing you are about to read is legal advice… this is a culmination of data collected from my stepmom tribe and our mutual experiences in shared parenting with custody agreements....

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...

The Honeymoon Stage of Being a Stepmom

People often refer to a new romantic relationship as being in the “honeymoon phase.” This basically means it is all rainbows and butterflies. When you are in the honeymoon phase of a relationship, there isn’t any arguing, the physical attraction is out of this...

The BEST TV Shows with Nontraditional Families

If you know me personally, you know I’m a TV junkie… and I love it all! From comedy, to drama, and even the shows made for kids… if it has even a little bit of a story line, I’m all in! As we are fighting da...