Stepmonsters The Book: A Review and A Ramble

Just the title of the book conjures up all kinds of evil thoughts doesn't it? But, if you are a step-parent, this is the most reassuring book you will ever lay your hands on. ...more

Do You Need To Be Married To Successfully Blend Two Families Together?

I HAVE A BLENDED FAMILY WITH MY PARTNER. IS IT IMPORTANT FOR OUR KIDS THAT WE ACTUALLY GET MARRIED?...more

Core

I look in the mirror  and examine what’s reflected. I am going through that “mid-life crisis” time, a “re-evaluation” time. We start out as adults in the big world with our core values. We have the hard lines we think that we won’t let anyone cross. We type in BOLD on our hearts the things that matter the most and the deal-breakers....more
Because you loved him more than you loved yourself. I guess the tough question you need to ...more

The Wicked Stepmother

(This is Part Two of a 2-part story.  Read part one HERE)...more

I used to think I was cool... until I became a stepmomster

When did I become Un-cool?? The moment I became a Stepmother to teenage girls! I am sure this is a phenomenon that most parents go through when their sweet child turns in a tween, when you no longer become the cool mom that gets looked up to. When the days of adventures and silliness with your child turn into days of silence and eye rolling. I always thought I would be older when this happened to me. Not at age 27!...more

What I Learned from my first year of Marriage

My first year of marriage was like being on really long bad blind date. Suddenly the nice easy going guy I thought I knew, was shocking me with all sorts of new (and bewildering) behavior. Reality slapped me in the face on day three of our marriage and suddenly, I realized that not only was the honeymoon over but landmines were creeping up all over the landscape of my fairy tale. ...more

What Makes a Mother

[This is an "Edited to include Stepmoms" version of an email that has made it's way into by inbox numerous times over the years. I decided it's time we were represented.]   ...more

Wonderful sentiments and words posted in celebration of moms! I would like to add the thought ...more