11 Reasons Why Your Husband’s Ex-Wife Hates You

A question I’m often asked is “Why does my husband’s ex-wife hate me when I’ve never done anything to her.”  Thousands of stepmoms are perplexed by this.  So, here is a list of the most common reasons your husband’s ex might not think too fondly of you. 1. She doesn’t […]

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Stepping Away from Daddy Guilt

Creating boundaries are important for self-care…indeed, often times, our survival. Figuring out what we can control and what we can’t, and then basing our decisions and actions on that is a critical component of creating boundaries.  Let’s be honest, we’d like to be able to control a lot more of the […]


Tips for a Smoother Stepmum Pregnancy Experience

Helping First Time Mums Who Were Actually Stepmums First! Parenting is full of changes. Step-parenting is full of challenges.   And becoming a mum is full of challenges regardless of age or stage.   No matter how prepared you think you are for motherhood having been a stepmum, there are challenges and issues that you cannot even begin […]


To All The Stepmoms in The Trenches

For the determined stepmom who is in the trenches, I feel you. For the new stepmom who cried this morning, I’ve been there. For the seasoned stepmom who still battles resentment, I’m with you. This road can feel long. It can be treacherous, and it can be confusing. Knowing which path to take at […]


When Old Wounds Start Weeping…

This is a post I wrote over a year ago. I thought it would be interesting to revisit it and share it with a wider audience. Since I wrote this I have become even more aware of the role old wounds play in creating conflict in our current relationships. It’s […]

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