Updates

  • Have you ever heard of stepmom imposter syndrome? You may not have had a name for it, but my guess is that you've definitely experienced it. What Is Stepmom Imposter Syndrome? You probably felt it the first time you did something "parent-like" and heard a little voice inside your head say, "what am I doing [...]

  • Being a stepmom on Mother's Day can cause a lot of uncomfortable emotions. For weeks, stores are filled with Mother's Day cards and mugs designating "Best Mom Ever" and "#1 Mom." The morning news shows are saturated with segments about Mother's Day gifts and brunches. And you're feeling some combination of left out, like you're an imposter, [...]

  • Do you ever feel like you just don’t fit in to your stepfamily? Like your dream of actually blending together as a family unit will just never happen? What you're feeling has a name. It's called outsider syndrome. I'd never heard of it when I became a stepmom, but when I heard the term defined I [...]

  • The holidays can be a challenging time for blended families, especially for the kids. So it's important for a new family to establish some customs that everyone can look forward to each year.

  • Kids are already hardwired to be and to do good, but the adults in their lives must nurture these instincts. And it’s never too early! If kids grow up seeing volunteer work as a normal part of adult life, they’ll be more likely to take it on willingly and consistently.

  • Have you ever heard of stepmom imposter syndrome? You may not have had a name for it, but my guess is that you've definitely experienced it. What Is Stepmom Imposter Syndrome? You probably felt it the first time you did something "parent-like" and heard a little voice inside your head say, "what am I doing [...]

  • Being a stepmom on Mother's Day can cause a lot of uncomfortable emotions. For weeks, stores are filled with Mother's Day cards and mugs designating "Best Mom Ever" and "#1 Mom." The morning news shows are saturated with segments about Mother's Day gifts and brunches. And you're feeling some combination of left out, like you're an imposter, [...]

  • Do you ever feel like you just don’t fit in to your stepfamily? Like your dream of actually blending together as a family unit will just never happen? What you're feeling has a name. It's called outsider syndrome. I'd never heard of it when I became a stepmom, but when I heard the term defined I [...]

  • The holidays can be a challenging time for blended families, especially for the kids. So it's important for a new family to establish some customs that everyone can look forward to each year.

  • Kids are already hardwired to be and to do good, but the adults in their lives must nurture these instincts. And it’s never too early! If kids grow up seeing volunteer work as a normal part of adult life, they’ll be more likely to take it on willingly and consistently.