Stepfamilies

October 3, 2019

Stepmom, what do you really, really want?

What do stepmoms what? What do we really, really want? After more than 25 years of working with those in divorce recovery and stepfamily situations I […]
February 8, 2019

“My Spouse Dislikes My Child”

“Laura, my husband hates my son,” stepmom Staci lamented. “I’m not exaggerating. It’s so obvious that even our friends and family notice,” she continued. “My spouse […]
November 12, 2018

When Mom Leaves: For Full Time Stepmoms

Recently, at a stepmom event I observed the large number of full time stepmoms. These are women who have their stepkids full time, and mom is […]
May 22, 2018

Stepmoms Without Biological Children

“My house is full of people, and I’m lonelier than I’ve ever been in my life,” stepmom Amelia shared. “I thought marrying a man with kids […]
May 7, 2018

A Mother’s Day Survival Guide for Stepmoms

“Laura, I’m a stepmom who doesn’t have biological children. Mother’s Day is extremely hard for me. Would it be okay if I just stay home, eat […]