When I think of our first year of marriage, I don’t think of it as our “honeymoon stage” I think of it as our “adjustment stage”
Feel insecure about being the second wife? Wish you experienced those “firsts” with your husband. You NEED to read this!
I hate to be the one to break this to you, I really really do…
I refuse to allow my daughter to live her life according to a week-on-week-off access schedule. It's just not going to happen.
Your comment was a wonderful reminder of why I have chosen to be so open about life as a stepmom in the first place.
I wish I could go back and walk down that isle as the woman I am today. The woman who knows that being his second doesn't mean that our firsts are any less important.
With summer holidays comes changes in routine and changes in schedules and for blended families co-parenting, this can sometimes cause some extra complications.
Seriously. Please take a few minutes and help me out here… It’s for both of us!
I can picture the outraged looks on your faces as you read the title of the post, but just hear me out!
Your Mother's Day celebration (or lack there of) does NOT define the level of love and appreciation that your stepchildren have for you. It just doesn't
We overthink, we overanalyze and sometimes loose sight of what it's really about.
Do these 7 things to set yourself up for a success "week-on" with your stepkids (and I'm not just talking about chores and groceries)
I try not to dwell, or beat myself up but from time to time, this step-parenting fail leaves me with a pit in my stomach.
Here's what you need to consider before you start!
We're always concerned with the stepkids feeling left out, but sometimes it's the "ours baby" that gets the short end of the stick.
Because you know what they say, when you know better, you do better!
One thing that step-parenting & "real"parenting have in common is that every family has a different dynamic & no parent REALLY knows what they're doing - we're all just figuring it out as we go!
You Q'ed so I A'ed. Here are my answers to the questions you sent me about our Blended Family Christmas.
Sometimes I say things that "stepmoms aren't supposed to say", stir the pot and make people think...
When I first started this blog I knew I was walking a fine line. I wanted to open up the conversation while still respecting all the people in my life.Just like in our blended family life, boundaries are key.
It's another one of those situations where you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.
There was something about being my husband’s second wife that brought out this crazy insecure side of me.
I don't parent & step-parent with an "our" vs. "theirs" distinction. I don't want my stepson to think he is a less of a priority because he's not my "real kid".
All of a sudden there I was. Hiding behind a fence from my husband's ex-wife
Another Q&A coming your way!
It's a work in progress. And just like "real" parenting, in step-parenting, somedays are just freaking shitty.
If you and you're husband aren't on the same page, I raise my glass to you stepmama, because you're in for one h*ll of a ride!
In a perfect world, you'd all attend together, present as a united front and sing oh holy co-parenting kum ba ya. That's in a perfect world.
In fact, I've decided to take on more of a "babysitter" or "cool aunt" approach.
Parenting and staying on the same page with a partner that you're married to (and actually like) can be challenging enough!Trying to parent and stay on the same page as an EX-PARTNER (who you may not particularly like) somedays it can seem damn near impossible!