What to Expect when Expecting StepChildren

When you are dating a man with children, at first, it seems easy, however as soon as you get married things change drastically.  I have to say the first year is like being on a rollercoaster full of ups and downs. After you reach the five-year mark things start to blend nicely and settle down,Continue reading “What to Expect when Expecting StepChildren”

Fun with your Children

When is the last time you turned off all electronics for a whole day and spent some family time with your children? After all, they are growing up fast. Before long they will be teenagers and won’t want to do much with their parents…meaning you.  I recently asked my children ages 10 and 12 whatContinue reading “Fun with your Children”

The Perfect Mom

There is no such thing as a Perfect Mom unless it is in the movie world.  I am not a perfect Stepmom! Are you surprised? Well to the biological mother, us Stepmoms are never perfect or the best Stepmom to their children. Yes, I admit I am not a perfect Stepmom but the stepchildren aren’tContinue reading “The Perfect Mom”

The Talk

When this New Year came, I decided that I wanted to try to reach out to my husband’s ex-wife who has been nothing but very difficult to deal with over the past seven years.  I knew her birthday was coming up and decided to get her a nice birthday card and a gift card toContinue reading “The Talk”

Valentine’s Day – Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is my favorite holiday. I love the holiday because I am a romantic person at heart and also because I love being able to show the people that are in our lives how much they mean to us.  I also love decorating my house with hearts everywhere and making valentine crafts up withContinue reading “Valentine’s Day – Gift Ideas”

Bumps in the Road

The first five years of a blended family can be very hard.  There are going to be a few bumps in the road.  The bumps in the road are what make you stronger.  It’s even harder for a blended family if you a difficult ex especially one who shows signs of PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrome). Continue reading “Bumps in the Road”

Stepdaughter

I was just 10 years old when I became a stepdaughter and my brother was just 7 years old.  Growing up was very difficult for a lot of reasons.  When my parents got divorced, it was very hard on me and my brother because it was an awful divorce with many court hearings between myContinue reading “Stepdaughter”

Letting Go

We all have someone we do not mesh well with. We all get hurt from time to time from people we love too.  It’s even harder when it’s your husband’s ex-wife or when it’s your stepchildren.  We need to learn that letting go of the hatred, hurt, resentment and unforgiveness is learning how to freeContinue reading “Letting Go”

Communication

Great communication is definitely one of the keys to being in a successful blended marriage and family.  A lack of communication in a marriage is a serious problem in many marriages today and we need to overcome it.  Holding things inside really can affect our health.  Serious health problems can result in women who keepContinue reading “Communication”