In this moment, I know at least one of you is questioning if you’re cut out for life as a Stepmom. Thinking of calling it quits. Before you do, consider this.
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With the astronomical divorce rate of 2nd marriages, we need a box full of tools to divorce proof our marriage. When we feel we’re at risk, many of us consider marriage counseling. Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to get buy-in from our spouse. Even when both partners agree to marriage counseling, the long term success […]
As much as I want to sell you on the idea that I an a super hero with the power to changes others, I cannot.
Ok, that’s not exactly true. We do have the power to change others, but most of us are going about it all wrong. Why the following isn’t taught in schools, I do not know.
Hooray for the rare humans that aren’t susceptible to the 7 deadly sins. I’m not one of them, and odds are your stepkids’ BM isn’t either. Here are 3 tips to improve your relationship with Biomom.
It amazes me how often clients tell me BM said the kids don’t want to go to Dad’s house this weekend, and she’s not going to force them to. My 4 year old doesn’t want his toe nails trimmed. I compassionately insist on it.
On occasion, something I say upsets a client. I know this going into it, but my job is to make your life easier as a Stepmom, not to support existing beliefs that aren’t serving you well. The following is shared with permission.
Yes, it’s possible to change others. The trick is to start with yourself and the rest have no choice but to follow.
When our stepchildren act out it’s because they want attention. I don’t know why wanting attention is often perceived as shameful. The need for attention is a basic human need. After all, as a child, we would literally die without attention. If we replace “attention” with “connection” it may be easier to empathize with them. […]