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How to succeed as a step-family


  • The pitfalls are many and the risk of another divorce is high. But step parents who can navigate the high-stress first year are on their way to a stable new family.
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Canberra Psychologist

In admiration of Dads

It has been a while since I posted. Three of my oldest children are now gainfully employed, but not yet driving… which keeps Momma’s Taxi Service in constant swing. 803 more words

Co-Parenting: How to Live Your Best Life

Raise your hand if due to experience or witnessing, co-parenting has left a BAD taste in your mouth.

What if I told you that you could actually enjoy co-parenting? 1,890 more words


Blended Families: 6 Things to Consider

I never quite understood what a blended family really was until I watched the movie Blended with Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. I cried and laughed and thoroughly enjoyed it because that was me. 374 more words

The Not So Evil Stepmom...

Ok…so here goes. This subject has been floating around in a mind for a while. No one likes to hear it or say it kind of like the words divorce, ex-wife, ex-husband, first wife, second wife, and ect…  STEPMOM or stepdad for that matter.  979 more words



Recently I found myself chatting with someone I’d met online. The number of kids I have came up as we chatted and flirted and talked about setting up a date, along with the fact that they’re not sure they could take on that many and survive. 520 more words

General Ramblings

Are You My Mommy?

I think the hardest part of step-parenting is dealing with the other parent. Most step-moms I know, myself included, have to deal with very high conflict bio moms. 669 more words