Category: stepparent

Shift It. Shift It Real Good. Taking Negative Energy and Shifting It.

Have you ever thought about the kind of partner and stepmom you are and the kind of energy you give off? The stepmoms I work with feel they waste precious energy on worry, anxiety, and negative thoughts and that their thoughts can become obsessive and all consuming at times. Obsessive thoughts can cause you to feel ...

Stepmom Meditation YouTube Video

Anna de Acosta​, from The Mindful Stepmom, and I discuss the benefits of meditation in stepmom life in our YouTube Video . Yes, I am an affiliate working with Anna which means I will receive credit for any sales made through my link, but I wouldn't be willing to share a product with you that ...

The Ever Present Feeling in Stepfamily Life

Anxiety is ever present in stepfamily life. Anxiety is defined as a feeling of nervousness or worry. There are many triggers that cause anxiety in the stepmom/stepfamily role.  Transitioning from having time with your partner by yourself to now having your stepchildren at home. You know the kids will dropped off shortly and you feel ...

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. ...

Stepmom Warrior Support Group 

If you're interested in joining Stepmom Warrior Support Group (SWSG), email me at stepmomwarrior@gmail.com and let me know you're interested in joining the SWSG. Click here to check out the Stepmom Warrior- Stepfamily Lifeline Services.

Finding Balance in Stepfamily Life

Finding balance in stepfamily life can be a challenge. In fact you can't search for balance, you have to create it. It's important to evaluate how much time you need for yourself, with your partner, and with your family. If you feel balanced then I applaud you. It is not easy to balance it all. ...

Don’t Be a Nag! Healthy Communication is Key to a Happy Marriage- From My Husband’s Perspective 

I asked my husband to dispense some wisdom from the male perspective regarding advice he’d give to other stepfamily couples. His first statement was, “don’t be a nag!” According to http://dictionary.com, nag is defined: to annoy by persistent faultfinding, complaints, or demands. Dr. Markman said, “nagging is the enemy of love, if allowed to persist.” ...

“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 ...