Back to School: 5 Things My Stepdaughter’s Teachers Should Know

Summer is winding down to a close and it’s almost back-to-school time again. With four kids in our blended family I have to navigate meet the teacher nights, haircuts, doctors’ visits, school supply and clothes…

9 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Dad

Guest Post by #lightscameradad As I sat watching my kids splash around and navigate the endless political intrigues that a day at the pool involves, I caught myself thinking about Father’s Day and the things I’ve…

6 Ways I’ve Become a Better Stepmom

Over the past 5 years, I’ve strived to become a better stepmom. I’m proud of the growth I’ve made and hope to continue to learn and better myself as I tackle the very important…

10 Ways I Feel Loved- A Stepmom’s Thoughts

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it’s time to reflect on all things love! As a stepmom (or bonus mom), being a new addition to your stepchild’s life can bring on some insecurities. Do they love…

5 Tips for Happy (Blended Family) Holidays

Holidays can offer a big emotional challenge for blended families. This time of year is tough for every party involved, whether schedules have been decided by a judge or both bio-parents have managed to figure out a plan they…

Loving Your Stepchild As Your Own

When I first became a bonus mom, I already had my hands full with three biological children of my own. I had lots of experience in parenting different personalities and a successful co-parenting relationship with my ex. What I…

Back To School: Meet the Stepmom

Back to school picnics, meet the teacher nights and open houses are usually tinged with a bit of awkwardness as we navigate walking along with co-parents and introducing our blended family to new teachers and other parents. Stepparents don…

They Think I Have My Hands Full

Anyone with a large family can attest to the fact that invariably, when you’re all out together in public, you’ll hear “Oh my! You have your hands full” from total strangers.  Next time…