10 things to NOT say to a struggling stepmom

10 things to NOT say to a struggling stepmom

As a struggling stepmom, there are things that people say that make us want to scream. Those that say these things usually have no clue the struggles many stepmoms are facing, nor do they care to try to understand. They are living the “rainbows and...
Stop creating your own misery!!

Stop creating your own misery!!

They are not your kids During a counseling session as a last-ditch effort to save our marriage, the counselor told me 812 times, “they are not your kids”. It hurt my feelings at first because I knew they were not my kids.  But I really cared about them, so...
Stay in your lane!

Stay in your lane!

We often see stepparents (especially stepmoms) feel the need to jump into the blended family playing the role of “mother”. Whether it’s being the means of transportation for the stepkids, cooking for them, doing their laundry, checking school...
Welcome to reality!

Welcome to reality!

Blended family dreams? When you entered into the blend, did you have blended “dreams”? If you did, were they based on “nuclear” family expectations? Even without your having a “blended family fairy tale” dream, there were and are...
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