Category: journey

Are you ready for a change?

Stepmom life can be a lonely place. I remember feeling isolated and not sure where to turn. My friends and family didn't understand my situation because they weren't stepmoms. The internet is consumed with blogs, magazines, videos, social media groups, and advice for stepmoms. There is a plethora of information out there. Right at your ...

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.  ...

“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 ...

Happy Stepmother’s Day!

Wishing all of my fellow stepmoms a Happy Stepmother's Day! I honor all of you for all you do in your "mothering" role.  Stepmotherhood is rewarding and challenging. Somedays you feel overwhelmed with love and other days you feel forgotten. Somedays you have it all figured out and other days you feel crazy. It brings out ...

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 ...

As a Stepmom, Are You Feeling Left Out on Mother’s Day? 

Today many kids will come home with a card or craft from school for their biomom for Mother's Day. It can be hurtful if there isn't one for you. In this case, remember that the kids are innocent. There can be lots of reasons why they haven't created a card or craft for you. Maybe ...

New YouTube Video On Mother’s Day for Stepmoms

Mother's Day can be a trigger worthy holiday for stepmoms but finding what works for you, can alleviate triggers and allow you to be honored in your own way. YouTube Video 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 ...

Parental Alienation Awareness Day

Today is Parental Alienation Awareness Day. According the paawareness.com, "Parental alienation (PA or Hostile Aggressive Parenting) is a group of behaviors that are damaging to children's mental and emotional well-being, and can interfere with a relationship of a child and either parent. These behaviors most often accompany high conflict marriages, separation or divorce." Behaviors to look ...

YouTube Video on Parental Alienation 

I uploaded a video on YouTube that discusses the signs of parental alienation as well as what to do if you suspect your child/stepchild of being alienated.  Click here to watch If there are topics you'd like me to make a video on, share in the comments.