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House Rules for Stepfamilies: Everything You Need to Know

House Rules for Stepfamilies: Everything You Need to Know

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ByKristenSep 30, 20228 min read

House rules for stepfamilies… Not the sexiest topic I’ve ever written about, but perhaps one of the most important. When…

HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

HELP! I don’t like my stepkids!

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ByBrittanyJul 23, 202112 min read

The Two Stepmom Struggle Camps Over the past handful of years working as a stepfamily counsellor, and specifically as a…

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

Everything You Need to Know about Mini Wife Syndrome

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ByKristenApr 16, 20218 min read

Have you ever felt like an outsider in your stepfamily? This is fairly common, especially when you’re just starting to…

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

Distancing Yourself From Stepchildren: How to Disengage

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ByKristenFeb 19, 20215 min read

When I first heard about distancing yourself from stepchildren, I was taken completely aback. It felt counterintuitive at best, and…

The Key to Stepparent Discipline

The Key to Stepparent Discipline

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ByKristenOct 23, 20205 min read

Divorced parent guilt is real, y’all. This can easily lead to unstructured free-for-all homes with limitless screen time, questionable nutritional…

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

4 Disengaging Myths Stepmoms Shouldn’t Believe

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ByMaarit MillerSep 4, 20205 min read

When I first read the Disengaging Essay, I thought disengaging sounded crazy. If I disengaged, wouldn’t that mean I was…

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