I Don’t Love My Stepkids!

I Don’t Love My Stepkids!

Watch Out, You’ll Get Attacked! In most Facebook groups and in “real life”, stepparents (mainly stepmoms) will be attacked for saying they don’t love their stepkids. If you see a post where a stepmom doesn’t love her stepkids like her own...
Can You Nacho One Stepkid And Not The Others?

Can You Nacho One Stepkid And Not The Others?

Answer We are often asked if you can Nacho one stepkid and not the other(s). The answer: Yes, you can!! Why Not All Some stepparents just bond better with certain stepkids and that’s ok. Sometimes it’s because of the ages of the kids. And sometimes...
The Stepmom Struggle is Real

The Stepmom Struggle is Real

The “Secret” Struggles This topic is even more taboo than the Nacho Kids method, believe it or not. People tend to avoid discussing their struggles or airing their “dirty laundry”. Whether it’s marriage problems, parenting issues, or...
The “Blendered” Family

The “Blendered” Family

I don’t really like the term “Blended Family”. Nor do I really care for the term “stepmom” either, but that’s a different blog post. What Does “Blended Family” Mean, Really? I couldn’t figure out why it was...
Last Names and Stepfamilies

Last Names and Stepfamilies

How Many Last Names Are There In Your Blend? Is your last name the same as your significant others? Is your last name the same as your bio kids, or what about your stepkids? Do you have any “ours” kids that have your same last name? Most...
Picture taking in a Stepfamily or Blended Family

Picture taking in a Stepfamily or Blended Family

Pictures… When you’re in a blended family, or stepfamily, everything seems complicated. And pictures are one of those times it can become more stressful than it needs to be. I think back to when we took our first professional pictures, and remember there...
What is Nachoing?

What is Nachoing?

          Definition of “Nachoing”: People often ask, what is Nachoing? The Facebook response is usually “Nacho Kids, Nacho Problem.” I laugh because that is not exactly what it is. The Nacho Kids method is a philosophy...
The Dreaded Mother’s Day for Stepmoms

The Dreaded Mother’s Day for Stepmoms

Mother’s Day and Stepmoms One of the hardest days for stepmoms seems to be Mother’s Day. It’s quite understandable. Many stepmoms care take care of their stepkids. They cook for them, clean after them, haul them back and forth to school, etc. More...
Stop Feeling Ashamed

Stop Feeling Ashamed

Shhhh… Don’t tell anyone To say being a stepmom is hard, is a drastic understatement. For many, it’s the hardest thing they will ever have to do. That’s confirmed by the failure rate of stepfamilies/blended families. You have to wonder when...
Stop Forcing The Blend

Stop Forcing The Blend

You’re not a nuclear family Many stepfamilies start off in the “blend” thinking they will be able to blend like a “nuclear family”. Unfortunately, the probability of this happening is very slim.  And trying to force the stepfamily/blended family to be like a nuclear...
A Decade of “Blending”

A Decade of “Blending”

Time Flies I cannot believe we’ve been in the “blend” for almost 10 years! Woohoo! We did it! Thankfully, we did not end up being a blended family statistic! At one point, we were as close as we could be to becoming one of the statistics, but we made...
Ten Basic Rules of Nachoing

Ten Basic Rules of Nachoing

#1     You can’t say anything negative to or about the stepkid. #2     You can’t expect more from the stepkid than their own bio parents do. #3     You can’t care more about the stepkids than the bio parents do. #4     You can’t parent them...
The Do’s and Don’ts of Nachoing

The Do’s and Don’ts of Nachoing

To help you better understand Nachoing, here is a list of the Do’s and Don’ts of Nachoing. Not all of these apply to everyone, but it is a good basis to start. For example, if you and your significant other’s ex get along great, you don’t need...

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