The Real Reason Children (and Adults) Hate Their Stepmothers – Guest Blog

"Put the blame on Mame. That sums up how many of the women with stepchildren I interviewed for my book, Stepmonster, felt about the stepmother role. They told me: "The kids are hostile and rejecting no matter what I do. I know it's not their fault. But it's as if I'm not supposed to have any …

Quote Of The Day #4 – On Standards

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCrepBhJp_A/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Today we talk about standards. Part of having standards is communicating those standards with those that you have relationships with, as well as those you coparent with. Initially it may feel like you're giving more information than what is needed. But we have to remember that people aren't aware of who we are, what …

Disengaging Stepmoms: Signs It’s Time To Step Back

It's no news that every blended family not only looks different, but functions different. Dynamics between one blended family and another can be great. Parenting isn't a one-size-fits-all, and what may work for your family in the beginning may not work out the entire time you are raising your children. Just like our children change …

Step-Parenting Teenagers – Why This Stepmom Has Taken A Major Step Back

When I first became a stepmom, the kids were 5 and 5. Our girls had known each other, and DH and I had been friends since the first six months of SD's life. Our girls are five months apart. I'll never forget when we first started dating. They were sweet, interested and excited about this …

20 Words Of Affirmation Your Child Needs To Hear

We love our children, and we think that they know this. They should, we do everything for them! But never forget the power of verbal affirmations. We will never have this much time to pause, reflect, and make the changes we need to in our relationships, ever again... baring another pandemic and social movement. This …

A Success Story!

...every now and then, there's a success story! Mama Anna: "I just wanna share an anonymous success story to give some step mama’s some hope! BM and I have been having a hard time seeing eye to eye on things lately, and that’s putting things nicely lol. For the first time we were able to …

Stepmomming

Stepparent's form bonds just as unbreakable as any other parent's bond with the child Mama of 4: "Speaking as SM for a moment (I play many roles) BM keeps messaging me and commenting saying I'm seeking attention for posting about missing my SD as we have to take BM back to court for the 4th …