Category: blended families

“Keep the Fights Clean and the Sex Dirty.” How to Fight Fair in Your Relationship 

Having disagreements in your relationship is inevitable. In fact it's healthy to fight. But it's how you fight that really matters. Fighting fair allows you and your partner an opportunity to gain strength, make growth, learn about each other, express vulnerabilities, and improve your relationship. Tips to Fighting Fair: 1. Identify the Problem: Identify the ...

Woo-sa. Achieving Peace as a Stepparent is an Inside Job 

Some people pray, some meditate, but one common theme is that most people are looking to achieve peace. When stepparents hear the word "peace" they don't usually think it describes their life. Words like busy, chaotic, and action filled are a more fitting description. There are so many factors of stepfamily life that are out ...

Coaching Column: Ask Stepmom Warrior 

Dear Stepmom Warrior: How can you get over the resentment? I chose this man and he was a package deal, so I own my choice, but I didn’t expect to feel so frustrated over sharing my house, my money, my time, my husband, not to mention giving up the notion of peace for many years because ...

Being a Stepmom Rocks! The Perks of Stepmotherhood

Stepmoms endure many challenges in their role. They can be deemed as “evil” or “wicked”, but the perks of being a stepmom are something that can’t be forgotten. Being a stepmom rocks in many ways. 1.You Gain Acceptance & Love Creating a family with your partner and stepchildren allows you to experience more love and ...

Valuable Lessons to Teach Your Children

Our children look to us to be role models and leaders. It’s important to lead by example and take the high road when serving as models for our children. There are endless lessons we can teach them as they make their way through life, but here are some important ones. 1. “When They Go Low, ...

Welcome to the Stepmom Rollercoaster. Buckle Up!

Being a stepmom is like being on a constant rollercoaster ride. Sometimes the ride is fun and you're laughing until tears stream down your face. After you exit the ride, you scream, “Let’s do that again!” Sometimes the ride gets scary. Your heart starts beating as the fear of the big drop heads your way. ...

What Women Want this Valentine’s Day

Men this is written just for you! My hope is that your partner will feel truly loved this Valentine’s Day and always. Women who are in the stepmom role, either dating or married, have many factors to contend with on a daily basis. The anxiety, stress, conflict, and day to day routines can be overwhelming ...

Sometimes a Hug is All You Need 

My stepdaughters were at our house and you could tell something was up. They were both arguing with each other and they seemed sad. My husband and I asked them to sit down and share. We listened to both of their perspectives and gave them input attempting to give them some solutions to their problems. ...

When responding to pain we have a choice, I chose to transform the suffering into a creative force. Inspired words from Martin Luther King. Click here to check out the Stepmom Warrior- Stepfamily Lifeline Services.

My Calling 

I was one of the lucky ones who always knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. As a child, I said I was going to become a teacher. As I pursued a career in education and made my way through college, I felt as though teaching was my true calling. Throughout student ...

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