Monthly Archives: August 2016


Stepmom and stepson

It’s Not You, It’s Me

Wow! Ever feel like your stepchild doesn’t like you? This can be a constant feeling.  A feeling that creeps up then leaves as quick as it came. Or if you are lucky, something you hardly, if ever, have to deal with. Me, I’m in the middle. One day I feel […]


How my Stepson Changed the Way I Parent

I consider the bond I have built with my stepson to be one of the most important and meaningful relationships of my life. I also consider him to be one of the major influences in how I parent my own daughter. In the beginning of my step-parenting journey, I didn’t […]

Stepmom and stepson

Couple talking

How to Communicate with Your Partner to Achieve Peace and Sustain your Sanity

Several stepmoms are having the exact same problem. We feel as though the ex-wife has a front row seat into our private lives and relationship. Sometimes I felt as though the ex-wife was a puppeteer pulling the strings in our lives and my husband wasn’t preventing this intrusion. I experienced […]


They Just Want to Fit in – Part 3

Part 3. As a step dad, I found some ways to help my step kids feel like they fit in to our blended family. Being a step dad to 3 great kids motivated me to show them that they belong in our family, that I believe in them and that […]

Stepfamily laughing