Co-Parenting Tip

Co-Parenting Tip

Dedicate a notebook, folder, or book to containing all your documentation. Why? Because it can be submitted as evidence!. Instagram Post Step 1) Make sure your court order and parenting plan leave no room for interpretation. Put everything in black and white. This helps avoid future disagreements. Step 2) Follow the parenting plan and court [...]

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 [...]

Keeping Your Word

Keeping Your Word

We are all guilty of this from time to time… we say we’ll do something and then life gets complicated and we get busy. Some things fall through the cracks.Whether it’s with kids, friends, family, or coparenting… stay consistent. Be present.Don’t make a habit out of things being left said and not done. This pattern [...]

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 [...]

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

5 Reasons Why Parallel Parenting Is Better Than Co-Parenting

We are not the "perfectly" blended family. We aren't the blended family that sits together at school activities, throws co-birthday parties, and wears matching tee-shirts for our child. As a stepmother, I've had to navigate uncharted waters in the relationship with my stepdaughter's mother - and so has my husband. Like so many other families, [...]