Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex – Book Review

This book has really opened my eyes to see where the ex-spouse may be coming from and also showed me what the children are going through when a parent is toxic.  In my own situation, it has helped me learn how to handle my stepchildren better. Helped me understand why they do and say theContinue reading “Co-Parenting with a Toxic Ex – Book Review”

10 Things Stepkids Want & Need to Hear

Here are the top ten things every stepchild would love to hear from their Stepmom or Stepparent. When you do say these things, make sure that you mean what you say and say what you mean.  Always look for opportunities to use affirming words to your stepchildren.  Using affirming words with them makes them feelContinue reading “10 Things Stepkids Want & Need to Hear”

Hard Adjustments

When you first come into a relationship with a man with children it is going to be hard for the children.  They may not like you right away and the reason being is that in their minds they were hoping that their parents would get back together and having you (the stepmom) in the pictureContinue reading “Hard Adjustments”

First Steps

You’re now a new Blended Family.  What do we need to do first to make this blended family a successful and loving one? Here are some important key steps to help you get started in the right direction. I am not going to number them because every new blended family can start at any oneContinue reading “First Steps”