Stepmom Wisdom

moving past mommy guilt

Moving past Mommy Guilt and Embracing Joy

As any parent knows, there is a special gift that comes with the honor of having children called “mommy guilt.”  You are barraged from day 1 of your pregnancy with lists of don’t-do that-but-be-sure-to-do-this.  And far too often, those lists contradict each other.  To cry it out or not, babywear or not, breastfeed or not. …

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reduce step-parenting battles

How to Reduce Step-Parenting Battles Easily: The one thing you must do!

Sometimes the life of stepmom can feel like a constant battle. You are coming into a situation where dad and kids have their own routines and systems that you have to try to fit into.  Step-kids may resent changes in the family dynamic and be resistant to accepting you into their lives. And of course, …

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Making Blended Family Discipline Work

Blended Family Discipline: Strategies That Work

One of the most challenging parts of stepping into a marriage where kids are already present is learning how to have the stepparent deal with discipline.  As with many parenting decisions, I believe that no one set in stone way to deal with this issue.  However, I have learned some valuable lessons in our journey …

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