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”

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”

Depression Hurts

Depression hurts and it affects everything and everyone in your life.  Sometimes it is hard to see it in yourself, but easy to see in others.  It can even make your spouse depressed if the other spouse is suffering from it. It feels like you’re in this long dark tunnel where it feels like there’sContinue reading “Depression Hurts”

New Year, New You

I know everyone does New Year’s Resolutions such as trying to lose weight, eat better, save money, etc. However, have you thought about looking into changing you into the “New You”? Sometimes we need a makeover on the inside of us.  A change for the better, for our husbands and for our children and stepContinue reading “New Year, New You”

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"”