March 28, 2018

Why Don’t My Stepkids Like Me?

“I try so hard to be a good stepmom, but nothing I do seems to make a difference,” stepmom Lisa wept. “No matter how many times […]
March 5, 2018

Stepfamilies: When the Parent Doesn’t Parent (Part 2)

WOW!! Part one of this topic sure got the fur flying, and inflamed some stepmoms. So before reading Part two, let me set the stage for […]
January 6, 2018

Sister Stepmom: When You Feel Like an Outsider

Laura, I feel like I’m standing outside of my house, holding my child’s hand, looking in the window. My child and I are on the exterior […]
December 14, 2017

Stepmom: What To Do with THOSE Ornaments?

“Laura, what do I do with all the ornaments that my husband had with his first wife. You know, the ones that say, ‘First Christmas’ and […]
November 29, 2017

Stepfamilies and the “Perfect Christmas”

Stepparents frequently work very hard to make the holidays special for their stepkids. Magazines, TVand store displays reveal how the “perfect” holiday should materialize for our […]