Category: family

The Best Thing a Father Can Do For His Children is to Love Their Stepmother 

I've seen this quote circling the internet, "The best thing a father can do for his daughter is to love their mother." Every time I read it I add, or stepmother.  Dads, the way you love your partner sets the tone for the way your children respect their stepmother. Your actions speak more to your ...

It’s the Simple Things. Reflections From Our Family Vacation

Being on vacation for a week with my husband and stepdaughters, allowed me the chance to reflect on life. These opportunities allow us to regroup, relax, bond, and have some fun.  My husband and I want our children to learn to unwind, embrace these moments, and appreciate spending time together having adventures as a family.  ...

A Simple Card is All We Need 

This message is for the men and partners of stepmoms in regards to Mother's Day or Stepmother's Day.  Grand gestures aren't necessary. A simple card can be enough. Take the time to have your stepchildren show appreciation for their stepmom.  If you won't see them for a few days, then you can always honor Stepmother's ...

Invest in Yourself

When you're at the end of your rope and asking yourself, what did I sign up for, it's time to invest in yourself. VIDEO LINK Invest in Yourself Sign up here for a Free Clarity Session with Nicole, where she will work to understand your situation, help you get clear on what you want as a stepparent, ...

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 ...

Is This Mic On? How to Communicate Effectively with Your Partner

Open, healthy communication is a part of every relationship. According to Coach Corey Wayne, "Women solve their problems and work through them by talking about them. Women resolve things by talking and sharing their emotions and feelings. Men tend to retreat to their man-cave to contemplate solutions in private." This in itself can cause conflict when trying to ...

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, ...

Peace and Happiness is an Internal Job 

Peace and happiness is an internal job. -The Happy Stepmom Sign up here for a Free Clarity Session with Nicole, where she will help understand your situation and what would help you the most.  

Don’t Feed the Beast! Protecting Your Marriage from High-Conflict Behavior

Once upon a time a young woman met a King. The minute their eyes met, the world stopped, magic happened, and they fell in love. As they joined each other in matrimonial union, they created a family. Happy in love they felt united and strong. But as they became a united front, they were approached ...

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. ...