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

EVERYTHING KEEPS CHANGING!!!

EVERYTHING KEEPS CHANGING!!!

The Undertaking of a new action, brings new strength. ~ Evenius 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...

Are You On The Same Page?

Are You On The Same Page?

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." ~ Antoine De Saint-Exupery. 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...

To Be Loved

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...

Understanding your teen – What science has to say about it

Understanding your teen – What science has to say about it

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...

Oh No! Not Mother’s Day!

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...

It Takes Courage To Be A Stepmom

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...

Empower Your Stepkids To Be Their Best

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,...

A Christmas Memory

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...

Busting Holiday Stress – Identify What’s Stressing You

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...

Your Dad Kissed My Mom

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...

Let Yourself Be Touched

Let Yourself Be Touched

I love this quote from Heller Keller: "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." That is how love works. It needs to reach your heart in order for you to feel it. This is not always easy,...

Where am I going?

Where am I going?

There is only one day left in the first month of the new year. Incredible how fast time goes by. I feel like I've not done much, yet I know that is not true. A lot has changed in the last 30 days, more than I ever imagined. My goal is to document those changes as they...

The Way You Set Your Goals Can Be The Problem.

Did you set any New Year’s Resolutions this year? Hubby and I have done this every year on New Year's day. We take out our calendars and make plans for the coming year, which includes our goals for ourselves as individuals and as a couple. People creatively call New...

The Missing Ingredient to Achieving Your Goals

Every New Year we are excited to put the previous year behind us and start anew. And often this comes with looking ahead and setting goals for what you want to accomplish. But if your goals aren’t created properly, you are setting yourselves up for failure right from...

Why New Year’s Resolutions Have Made Us All Scaredy-cats

After years and years of setting New Year’s Resolutions that never came to be, we have become weary of setting goals because those quiet (and sometimes not so quiet) voices in our head are saying, “Why bother, you won’t achieve them anyway.” People don’t want to...

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