step parenting

  • There's a lot of talk these days about self-care. Self-care for moms, self-care for the working woman, self-care for teenagers. But we don't hear much about stepmom self-care. As many as half of all women in the U.S. may find themselves in the role of stepmother at some point in their lives. And although there [...]

  • One of the things they teach you in Stepmom School is how to bond with your stepkids. Wait, there's a school for this? No, I'm kidding - there is absolutely not a school for stepparents. Which I found out the hard way when I was looking for resources as a new stepmom. Although I'm not [...]

  • We all know a stepmom's role is unusual. And whether you're called "stepmonster" or "bonus mom", the role is much more complicated than any name you've got. It can be a constant struggle to let go of the anger caused by tough family dynamics. So we decided we would lighten things up and have some fun. [...]

  • Have you set your New Year's resolutions? If you're like me, you've been thinking about them but haven't put pen to paper just yet. Well, let's change that. I've been thinking a lot lately about how the role of stepparent shapes every aspect of my life. So it occurred to me that maybe we need [...]

  • For blended families, there is an added dynamic to our relationships and love for each other: choice.

  • There's a lot of talk these days about self-care. Self-care for moms, self-care for the working woman, self-care for teenagers. But we don't hear much about stepmom self-care. As many as half of all women in the U.S. may find themselves in the role of stepmother at some point in their lives. And although there [...]

  • One of the things they teach you in Stepmom School is how to bond with your stepkids. Wait, there's a school for this? No, I'm kidding - there is absolutely not a school for stepparents. Which I found out the hard way when I was looking for resources as a new stepmom. Although I'm not [...]

  • We all know a stepmom's role is unusual. And whether you're called "stepmonster" or "bonus mom", the role is much more complicated than any name you've got. It can be a constant struggle to let go of the anger caused by tough family dynamics. So we decided we would lighten things up and have some fun. [...]

  • Have you set your New Year's resolutions? If you're like me, you've been thinking about them but haven't put pen to paper just yet. Well, let's change that. I've been thinking a lot lately about how the role of stepparent shapes every aspect of my life. So it occurred to me that maybe we need [...]

  • For blended families, there is an added dynamic to our relationships and love for each other: choice.