Stepparenting

Stepmom wishes her husband knew

15 Things Stepmom Wishes Her Husband Knew

In that moment, I knew I couldn't say anything to make him understand. I could verbalize my emotions until I was blue in the face, but he just wasn't going to make sense of my words. Exhausting myself trying to...
Stop telling stepmoms

One Thing You Should REALLY Stop Telling Stepmoms

I have heard it from my parents, my husband, and my friends. Strangers on the internet have told me. It seems to be an understood fact of life at this point. Any time a stepmom asks for advice, expresses her...
Would you rather be right or happy?

Tell Me, Stepmom: Would You Rather be Right or Happy?

So often I see stepmoms calling moms horrendous names, and I see equally horrifying things from moms about stepmoms or the children’s fathers. It makes my stomach churn. Not because they don’t deserve it. No...
My Child's Stepmom

Things I Wish I Could Tell My Child’s Stepmom

As far as divorced moms go, you'd probably consider me a lucky one. It's easy to take one look at our blended family - my daughter's father, stepmom, stepdad, and I, see how we all get along now and co-parent successfully, and think we must live in la-la-land....