“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen
or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
— Heller Keller
Successful stepfamilies take time and planning. But where do you start? Here are 3 steps to help you build and create stronger and healthier stepfamilies, one STEP at a time.
Being a stepmom can be draining and overwhelming especially if you have demanding stepkids. If you practice these 5 habits, you’ll start to feel a bit more in control of your life. As simple as these habits may seem, their impact will amaze you as well as others in your stepfamily.
When Christy Tusing Borgeld decided to start National Stepfamily Day in 1997, I don’t think she realized the impact she would have on the people that became stepfamilies. She helped to bring us out of the shadows and to shine, to show that there are great people that become stepparents every single day.
Men and women are different, especially in how they talk to each other and about issues that concern them. Listen to what Alison Armstrong shares about men and women interacting with each other.
We often hear about work/life balance, but what about balancing your life between being a stepmom and that of being a wife/partner? Wouldn’t it be great to have it all nice and neatly organized so that you have a sense of calm and stability?...
It's officially the start of summer. What are your plans this weekend?
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...
Mother’s Day. A day that many stepmoms dread for fear of not being recognized as a parent role in their stepkids lives. Here are some tips to help you feel loved and appreciated this year.
This Mother’s Day, don’t be alone feeling miserable and lonely. Join the free webinar where I’ll show you have to have the best Mother’s Day ever (and WILL make your stepkids’ mom jealous)
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.
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.
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.
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...
Many parents and stepparents complain that they're having a hard time dealing with their teenage (step)kids. Parents see them as rebellious, lazy, and just plain moody. Environment and friends play important roles in how our teens function, but...
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...