Dealing with the other house


Why Forgiving Is A Life Changer For Stepmoms

Do you struggle with forgiveness when someone has wronged you? Especially if it’s a snarky remark from your partner’s children or a hateful action directed at you from their former spouse? I know I have a hard time with it, like, on a daily basis. It’s so easy to fall […]

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Gifting Dilemmas in the Step-Family Dynamic

Gifting and balancing wants, needs, money spent, etc can be a challenge when all of the kids have the same parents and live 100% of the time in the same house. Add in extra stepparents, extended families, different lifestyles, and economic capacity, is it any wonder this time of year […]


What About Me? Step/mums and Family Holiday Traditions

It’s amping up to ‘that’ time of year. Holiday stress is a thing. It’s more often a thing for women. It’s often a very different kind of thing for step/mums. Traditionally women are the keepers of family traditions, the holiday planners, they are the ones to whom the responsibility for […]

Stressed Stepmum at Christmas

Beware The Expert – Finding Help That Fits

Stepparenting and becoming a happy step-family can be hard. We sometimes don’t even know what we don’t know! It’s human nature and common sense to reach out and try to find some help. Sometimes that help is sought from family and friends, and sometimes we decide it’s time to call […]


A Letter to the Grieving Stepmom

How to let go of the life you thought you would live and embrace the one you are living Dear Grieving Stepmom, As a little girl, you dreamt of finding the person of your dreams, getting married, buying a house, and starting a family. You dreamt of life in a […]

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How I Coped With a High Conflict Beginning as a Stepmother

The Top Five Realisations which brought me a Happier Stepfamily Existence For many of us, becoming a stepmother is a crash course in learning to cope with high conflict and volatile situations. Such conflict often exists from the very beginning of our stepmothering journey (no rest for the wicked), and […]


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 […]