“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
— Heller Keller

When Stepmoms Clean Up Messes They Didn’t Create

As stepmoms, we are sometimes left to clean up a mess created by others, a mess we didn’t ask for or create. We’re not always recognized or appreciated for the sacrifices we make – but in the end, know that we render a huge difference to those on the...

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Stepmom – Keep On Failing

Stepmom, are you feeling like a failure in your endeavor with your stepkids? In order to create healthy relationships, you just might need to fail more.

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EVERYTHING KEEPS CHANGING!!!

From relationships in our families to the way our world is evolving. It just seems like everything is going crazy. Do you agree? There are times when I welcome having my life be simple and easy – no drama, no chaos.

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Are You On The Same Page?

When we first fall in love with each other, it’s easy to imagine that everything will turn out the way we want it to be, because love conquers all. Unfortunately, that expectation can lead us to disappointment, frustration, and hopelessness.

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To Be Loved

The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. Victor Hugo We all want to be loved for who we are, and that is true for stepmoms (and stepdads). It's hard to come into a ready-made...

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Oh No! Not Mother’s Day!

It's Mother's day and you're feeling miserable. You're not looking forward to this day because you're just afraid of being hurt, ignored, cast aside. Why is it so hard for stepmoms on this day? Well, as with many moms, we just want to be...

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It Takes Courage To Be A Stepmom

As a stepmom, you know that it's not always easy to raise someone else's kids. It can be even harder if there is little to now support for you. I created this video for you if you are a stepmom that's finding it hard this week, to stay in the game of being a...

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Empower Your Stepkids To Be Their Best

Not too long ago, I sent a Stepmom Wisdom post to my list and a good friend and colleague of mine, Gloria Lintermans sent me this article to share with you. All children need to believe, without ambivalence, that their lives have intrinsic worth, promise,...

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A Christmas Memory

One of the things I remember most about Christmas is the tinsel my grandmother used to decorate her tree with. She had a large fir-tree (it does look larger when you are very little) with lights of all colors and these long dangling tinsels. These were placed with...

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Busting Holiday Stress – Identify What’s Stressing You

Holidays are almost here and if you're like me, stress is creeping up on you. Where will we be going? Who's coming home this year? Will The Mom let us have the kids this time? Do the stepkids want to come over to our home? Should I be buying my stepkids anything at...

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The Wedding That Almost Was

When we think of weddings, the thoughts that come to mind are “beautiful”, “romantic”, “everlasting”, “togetherness”. What you wouldn’t associate weddings with are “heartbroken”, “disastrous”, “rejected”, or “let down”. That is what happened today during our trip to...

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Your Dad Kissed My Mom

I don't watch many commercials but when State Farm aired this one, it grabbed my attention. WHY? Because they were showing a stepfamily getting married. Today's family. And what I liked even more was they kept it real. No pretending that everyone was excited about...

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