For The Struggling Mom

For The Struggling Mom

⭐️I see you ⭐️ I recognize you ⭐️ I’m here for you! ⭐️ I know there are a lot of parents out there that are struggling. I talked to a mama this morning who is really struggling right now with child custody and visitation issues. She’s going through bouts of slanderous aggression from her ex [...]

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

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

123RF "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 [...]

Quote Of The Day #4 – On Standards

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

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

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

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 [...]

The Truth Behind Gossiping

The Truth Behind Gossiping

"What some call gossiping, I call relating!" I used to say there's a fine line between gossiping and sharing your story, and now I think of the word "gossip" as a naughty word for something that's more along the lines of speaking your truth in an exchange where two or more people are finding relativity, [...]