A Case for Living Your Best Life (Without Control)

Hey, strangers! It's been a while since I've had motivation to post (can I get an amen?) ... and if your life has been anything like mine, it's gone a mile-a-minute with too many roller coasters to count. I can't tell if COVID has made stepmomming (yes, it's a verb now) harder, but I'm pretty …

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My Biggest Stepmom Regret

Let me start by saying that, though there are helpful blogs and books out there, there really is no "one size fits all" guide when it comes to falling for someone who has children with an ex. Because of this, everyone involved has to learn to forgive themselves (and each other) for A LOT of …

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Guest Blog: What to do When You Don’t Like Your Stepkid

We typically start this blended family life with at least mild hopes that things will go well and we’ll be one of those families. Those sweet families who move naturally around one another. Those stepmoms who just have close and loving relationships with their kids. And how could they not? Those stepmoms are great, lovable people. So …

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Can a Stepmom Ever Really Let Go?

This blog has given me an amazing platform to connect and share with a lot of stepmoms. Through their candidness (and uncanny ability to read my mind), I've started to grasp why being a stepparent can feel so difficult: we never get "closure." Like, ever. Think about the number of misunderstandings you encounter in a …

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The Secret to an Amazing Second Marriage (Spoiler: It Ain’t Romance)

Did you know that different parenting styles is the #1 reason for divorce in America? Think about that for a second. We're taught, as a society, that our purpose in life is to get married, preferable quickly and extravagantly, because everlasting fulfillment is only found in raising a family. But as it turns out, that …

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When Communication Fails

At some point in the blended journey, you and your spouse will disagree with, ask autonomy from or simply become less involved with the other household … and shit will hit the fan. Whether it surprises you (or you've been waiting patiently for those true colors to shine), the Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde dichotomy will be …

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