Carrie Ellis-Berg


Why I Miss the Stepmom   Featured Today!

If someone told me eight years ago that I would be missing my children’s stepmom I would have told them they are freaken crazy. No way in the world could I ever miss that lady. The struggles, arguments, and disagreements were enough to make anyone pull their hair out. Walking […]

Pensive Stepmom

Stepfamily Enjoying Outdoors

Making the Most out of Mother’s Day

Oooooh it’s that time of year again where many stepmoms are looking inward to figure out their place in the home. For some, this day can be a day where they are pampered with gifts and with love.  While other stepmoms feel rejected and doubt themselves in their role in […]


Positive Thoughts, Positive Actions, Positive Results

Do you ever have times in your life where you just feel like everything is going wrong like you’re on an insane roller coaster that keeps your world upside down? Lately, I have been feeling that way, and let me tell you…I need to get off this ride! From stressing […]

Stepmum thinking positive

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 […]


Precious Moments: Valuing Alone Time with the Children

When looking back on some of my favorite childhood memories, I think of the King of Prussia Mall. I remember the shop ‘til ya drop days spent with my mom. I never wanted those days to end.  Spending time alone with my mom was special because I didn’t have to […]

Stepmom and stepdaughter talking

Bell Pack

Creating a Stepfamily Tradition: More Than Just a Name

After months of anticipation, vows were said, rings were placed, and a perfect kiss sealed the deal….. I was married.  Not just to my amazing husband, but also to his beautiful bundles of joy. Life felt just like that old movie, “You’ve Got Mail,” ding “You’ve Got Bonus Kids!” But I was no longer dealing […]