If you’ve been a stepmom for longer than 5 minutes, you know how confusing the role is. Unlike being a birth mom, there is no rule book, or even standard of behavior for stepmoms. Even if there were, we all have different interactions and time with our stepkids, any other … Stepmom's Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions Read More »
A science-based explanation why stepparenting is stressful enough to negatively impact stepdad and stepmom mental health.
We’ve all heard the saying “walking on eggshells,” not sure where or when it originated but I really think this was meant for stepmoms all around the world. If this is something you are feeling in your relationship when it comes to your step kids, I assure you, you are not alone. When my fiance […]
Who comes first in a stepfamily? Your stepchildren already have a great example of a failed relationship - it's up to you to show them how to do it right!
I’ve said this 100 times but you can’t understand what it’s like to be a stepmom, unless you’re a stepmom. Sure you can empathize but you can’t truly get it
I had a front row seat. I should have seen it coming. But I didn’t, really. I thought it was normal marriage stuff. Frustrations, annoyances, that sort of thing. And then, just like that, my friend’s marriage was over. The whole thing crumbled right in front of me. Some details came out later and some …
Step-parenting: It's not for the faint of heart.
Becoming a stepmom gave me diagnosable C-PTSD and massive anxiety after years & years of living under constant attack in a high-conflict blended family.
Having stepkids that hate you could be a deal-breaker when it comes to your relationship and definitely doesn't make being a stepparent any less stressful. Here are seven reasons why your stepchildren could hate you.
If you're a co-parent, then you know how hard it can be to share your…