Baby Steps

Sometimes taking baby steps towards fixing broken relationships with your step kids are a good thing.  Take whatever you can get to restore peace within a blended family.  This past holiday I was filled with a lot of anxiety unsure of how my stepchildren would treat me.  As many of you may know, my stepchildrenContinue reading “Baby Steps”

Pamper Yourself

This post contains affiliate links to help pamper yourself! #stitchfix If you’re like me, you rarely think of yourself and spend most of your time and money on your children, stepchildren, and husband making sure all of their needs are met. We need to think of ourselves more often and take care of our appearance,Continue reading “Pamper Yourself”

Who can be "My Person"

Everyone always needs someone, sometimes. Even more so, when you are a Stepmom trying to avoid being titled “The wicked Stepmother” like in the movie Cinderella. What is hard for us Stepmoms to know is who can we confide in? Who can we pour out our feelings to? How do we know they are theContinue reading “Who can be "My Person"”

The Real Reason

A couple of years ago, we got Christmas wish lists from the older children. I kind of got angry in a way because everything was very expensive which I know usually happens when children become teenagers. We had a budget and most of the items they requested went over the budget we had to spendContinue reading “The Real Reason”

Family Meetings

Family meetings are important to have in a blended family/stepfamily. They really help with strengthening, communication, and family unity.  Family meetings also help encourage to problem solve issues, communicate better, help with decision making and help encourage one another and it really helps you learn how to cooperate with one another in the blended/step family.HowContinue reading “Family Meetings”

Co-Parenting

 If someone would have told me six years ago that I and my ex-husband would get along and become friends and work together as a co-parenting team, I would have told them they are crazy and that he is too bitter to do that.  Well, it did happen and I am so grateful it didContinue reading “Co-Parenting”