Stepmom

Accepting stepmom

Accepting My Daughter’s Stepmom: A Journey

Two years ago, if you had told me I would one day be best friends with my daughter's stepmom - I wouldn't have believed you. If you had said we would be having dinner together, going on co-parenting dates, r...

Stepmom Infertility: Salt in the Wound

I didn't grow up dreaming of being a stepmother, though I knew through my own family that "step" didn't make you any less family. I did dream however of one day having my own children. I dreamed about how my ki...
Stepmom wishes her husband knew

15 Things Stepmom Wishes Her Husband Knew

In that moment, I knew I couldn't say anything to make him understand. I could verbalize my emotions until I was blue in the face, but he just wasn't going to make sense of my words. Exhausting myself trying to explain why I was struggling as a stepmom and n...
Stop telling stepmoms

One Thing You Should REALLY Stop Telling Stepmoms

I have heard it from my parents, my husband, and my friends. Strangers on the internet have told me. It seems to be an understood fact of life at this point. Any time a stepmom asks for advice, expresses her concerns, or just wants to vent, to someone that'...
Would you rather be right or happy?

Tell Me, Stepmom: Would You Rather be Right or Happy?

So often I see stepmoms calling moms horrendous names, and I see equally horrifying things from moms about stepmoms or the children’s fathers. It makes my stomach churn. Not because they don’t deserve it. No...

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't good enough, or if anyone will ever love you aga...