Let’s be honest. Stepfamily holidays can present awkward situations and uncomfortable exchanges with people we might not see (or even care to see) regularly. A friend of mine was complaining recently about a common stepmom issue. “I don’t want to...
Toxic people can invade our lives and create havoc on relationships. But we can find positive ways to respond to them. I experienced a toxic person last year who wrote an unkind comment on my blog after I posted about National Stepfamily Day. I had highlighted what...
In my 20 plus years of being a stepmom, I have had more conversations than I can count with other stepmoms who are frustrated and desperately trying to achieve SUPER STEPMOM STATUS. It’s as if it’s an award to be given out at the end of the year. But they...
The handwritten note that fell out of the envelope surprised me. My stepson didn’t mention he sent a note with my Mother’s day gift. Tears rolled down my cheeks as I read words that took me back in time. I began to reminisce about a very rocky season that I wasn’t...
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