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”

Therapy

Therapy is another word for counseling; the two words mean the same thing. I know most people think therapy/counseling is for people with a lot of problems, but that is not true. Therapy is for everyone who needs it. Did you know that over 65 percent of Americans are step related and that there areContinue reading “Therapy”

The Other Woman

Okay, I know you are probably wondering who is the other woman.  Who can she be referring too? The other woman in your marriage is your husband’s ex-wife. Early on in my marriage there were a lot of times where I felt like he is still married to his ex-wife.  Because whenever she called toContinue reading “The Other Woman”

Outsider Looking In

Have you ever felt like you’re an outsider in your own home? In the past, I have felt this way many times on the kid weekends. There were nights where I felt like I didn’t belong, felt like I didn’t exist even with my own kids in the mix with my stepchildren and husband.  ItContinue reading “Outsider Looking In”

Top 14 Mistakes a Stepmom can make

1. You don’t make your marriage a priority It is very important that you go on dates as a couple at least once a week. It also shows all of the children that you value each other too.  Your spouse should always come first before all of the step or biological children.  After all theContinue reading “Top 14 Mistakes a Stepmom can make”

Sweet Sixteen Birthday

The special cake we ordered for her special day About eight months before my stepdaughter’s sweet 16th birthday.  I decided I wanted to do something very special for it.  I first asked my husband if it was ok, to throw a big party for her even though we were already in the process of havingContinue reading “Sweet Sixteen Birthday”

Photo Drama Anyone?

Just recently, my husband got an interesting text from my step daughter asking him to remove a picture off of a website.  He didn’t understand what she was referring to, so he called her and she said she wanted the family photo with her in it taken off of my business website.  A little backgroundContinue reading “Photo Drama Anyone?”

Tattle Phone

My stepdaughter got her first phone from the ex-wife when she was 11 years old.  The first few years of her having a phone were awful.  Only because any and everytime she was not happy with something we did or said, she would call or text her Mom and let her know.  Then my husbandContinue reading “Tattle Phone”