Monthly Archives: February 2017


Shifting Your Perspective on Your Stepkids’ Bad Attitude

Being a parent is hard. Personally, it’s one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. But I think being a stepparent is even harder. Research shows that relationship challenges with the stepchildren are one of the top two challenges for stepmoms. The dynamics of relationships with our stepkids is so […]

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Stepchildren being naughty

Throwing Myself a Pity Party After this Shouldy Week

The shoulds kicked my butt this week. I was feeling sorry for myself and I even threw myself a pity party. It was a rough week. I hate to admit it, but I had a very negative energy, which only escalated from bad to worse. I’ve always considered myself an optimist. I […]


From Stepchild to Stepmom: How to Do It Better on Round Two

As a child, all I wanted to do was fit in. Having parents that divorced when I was in fourth grade did not help that ambition. My dream of belonging was further crushed when my dad remarried his secretary. Now, not only did I not fit in with my friends […]


Stepmum holding a heart in her hands

Why Valentine’s Should Be for Our Men Too

February is the month of love. For many women, it’s a time for our partners to shower us with gifts. And it’s a time for us to show our partners how much we love them.  However, the perception out there is that Valentine’s Day is more for women.  It’s all […]


6 Steps for Setting Boundaries with Your Partner’s High Conflict Ex

Setting boundaries for your partner’s high conflict ex can be a huge problem for couples and their blended family. The importance of appropriate boundaries is imperative to the success of your relationship and its longevity. Linda shares her personal experience of boundary setting. My husband and I married over 4 […]

Shutting ex out