For The Love of Books

Beth Books 1

You don’t walk into a marriage with kids and love the kids automatically. Yes, I know the mythology of step parenting says that a good step mom will immediately love her husband’s children but like most myths that is just not the case. Relationships must be built first with … [Read more...]

Food Wars – Stepfamily Style

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Mothering is a deeply personal role, a role that centres around our sense of self and our ability to care for our loved ones. Mothering is about our values, what we see as important in the world, what we wish to instill in our children as their value sets. Often it’s a … [Read more...]

The Back to School Wars

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Well, it’s here - back to school time.  Most kids I know are back at school by now.  How did it go for your family?  I’ve noticed a trend for people around me in step families.  It seems that back to school time is a great time for parents to exert control.  Who is going to have … [Read more...]

Which boat are you in?


Many of you come to this site because you’re looking for information that might give you an advantage with your difficult mom/stepmom relationship. You want something extra to help you create a shift. Movement in the right direction. A breakthrough out of nowhere. You’re the … [Read more...]

Happy Stepfamily Day!!

Happy Stepfamily Day to all the stepfamilies out there! Being in a stepfamily has its unique challenges, but there are also many opportunities to create new and lasting connections, new opportunities for love and support. Surprising little islands of closeness and intimacy, the … [Read more...]