happiness


Stepmom Happiness Hacks

I am a true believer in being the boss of my own happiness.  I oversee how I feel and no one else can have that power over me. That said, I am also a Stepmom. There are a lot of obstacles and challenges to being the boss. External circumstances can be difficult to navigate. This blended family life tests […]

Happy Stepmom

Happy Stepmom

How I found Happiness as a Stepmom

You have found a new significant other and fell deeply in love! Isn’t it great?! What a wonderful feeling it is to be happy. I know that feeling – I fell in love eight years ago to my now husband and felt like a school girl in love with her […]


Tell Me, Stepmom: Would You Rather Be Right or Happy?

So often I see stepmoms calling moms horrendous names, and I see equally horrifying things from moms about stepmoms or the children’s fathers. It makes my stomach churn. Not because they don’t deserve it. Not because they haven’t done those things that are causing you to call them heinous words […]

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7 Qualities That Will Transition You from a Boundaryless to a Peaceful and Happy Marriage – Part 1

When I divorced my ex over eight years ago I knew I wanted to remarry.  I desired companionship and closeness with another individual.  But, I had certain “qualifications” that I was looking for in a new partner. One “qualification” was that he would have children.  A man with children of […]


7 Tips to a Prosperous Marriage and 1 for Good Luck

I often pondered what it takes to have a successful marriage. I’ve asked people for their advice and I’ve heard things like, “you have to be best friends”, “don’t go to bed angry”, and “respect each other”. I agree with each of these. Now, with my own experiences and through […]

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