Hey, stepmoms! If you are struggling as you try to be a good mom to your husband’s kids, if you love your husband but you sometimes wonder what you got yourself into, if you never thought it was going to be this hard… you are not alone. In fact, you’re normal! And this is a process. Watch this video with stepparenting expert Laura Petherbridge for more encouragement.
Did you know that Tuesday, September 16th is National Stepfamily Day? In honor of National Stepfamily Day, we are pleased to share this new video from FamilyLife Blended with you. If you have a stepfamily, do something special to celebrate the day. If you’re not in a blended family, reach out to someone who is and Continue »
We hear this question from moms more than any other: “How do I keep myself from feeling overwhelmed?” How in the course of your day–whether you’re at home or work or running about–do you keep from being overwhelmed by life? Robyn McKelvy offers us two solutions in this week’s MomLife Today video. Watch the Continue »
The middle school years are difficult. Both for our middle schoolers and for us as their parents. Have you noticed parenting getting harder as your children hit the tween and teen years? Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristen Blair co-authored a book to help parents face the challenges of parenting this unique age… from cell phone Continue »
As moms we need to be a student of our children and help them explore their own natural “bent,” but how do you resist the pull to get your kids involved in what you see other kids getting involved in? Tracey talks to Stephanie Bukley from Arkansas Women Bloggers and @TheParkWife about this timely topic.
Heather Hetchler knows that it’s hard not to take it personally when your stepchildren don’t embrace you the way you would like despite your best efforts to love them. She encourages stepmoms to meet stepkids where they are, and remember that they are struggling with their own pain. It’s also important that you find Continue »
You’ve been there, right? You look around at all that needs to be done, you look around at the little faces that depend on you, and you think, There’s no way I can do this! Well, guess what? You’re right. You can’t do it. But here’s the good news: You can do all things through Continue »