The Wicked Stepmother Story Sets a Child Up for Failure

Disney and other fairytales make the idea of blended families a scary concept. The message is clear: The scariest concept for a young girl is the absence of her real mother; she will forever be alone in a cold world, isolated and unprotected. ...more
I'm a stepmother. My daughter also has a stepmother at her other home. I've often thought that ...more

Pregnancy Brain is so real.

Since I got pregnant I have heard quite a few women I know mention "pregnancy brain", and I never believed all the talk, until... I got it myself.Yep, prego brain, I have a nice case of it! Forgetting things, getting side-tracked constantly, oh and not to mention crying at the most ridiculous moments....more

The Mommy Mafia

 As a head's up, this post is a short rant. If you're not up for a rant, read one of my other posts....more

The Power of a Picture Stepmom

My Full Time Job Stepmother

5 Reasons To Love Being a Stepmother

The pitfalls of step-mothering are well-documented, from Cinderella to the Julia Roberts film 'Stepmom'. Popular culture tells us that step-mums are universally reviled and that they either resent or are resented by their stepchildren. Research tells us that children in blended families experience a range of problems and tend to do less well in school. Whole schools of counselling are dedicated to the particular problems experienced by step-families. All in all, the outlook is not optimistic....more

A Rebuttal, "Things a Bio-Mom Shouldn't Say!"

I am a step-mom. A bonus mom, however you word it, that's me. I came into my step-son's lives when they were 4 years old and 16 months old. I was friends with my dear husband for about 2 years prior to us crossing the friend line in February of 2012, therefore ending up with me marrying him in December of 2012 and starting our amazing life together. I am not evil, nor do I ever intend to be. I don't make your children dress in rags and clean my house, but I do make them keep their room clean and respect their father and me....more
I am glad you can show your hubby this :) Oprah's article rubbed me the wrong way, and I have ...more

Will You Have a Happy (Step)Mother's Day?

Will You Have A Happy (Step)Mother’s Day?  Why does the thought of Mother’s Day worry so many stepmothers? Do we feel like we’ve merited some sort of recognition that we know we won’t get? Is it because we secretly hope that perhaps this will be the year that our stepkids have a grand epiphany that we’re pretty darn amazing, we do a lot for them, we put up with a lot as a stepmom and gosh darn it, we really do love them? ...more