Holiday Tips for Blended Families

“I feel badly for my kids and stepkids during the holidays,” Amber, a stepmom explained. “They are shuffled between homes, unfamiliar traditions and stepfamily members. I can tell it’s stressful for them. I wish there was something I could do to make it easier.” Amber is one smart stepmom. She recognizes the complexities and tension Continue »

Letting Go of the Dream

“I’m so glad I attended your workshop,” stepmom Marissa shared with me. “The main thing I took away from the event was that I need to stop focusing on my desire to have a ‘blended family.’” “The pain I have experienced because this wasn’t happening has been overwhelming,” she continued. “But since the workshop, I Continue »

Resolving Stepfamily Conflict

Recently during a life coaching session I encountered a stepmom who had a track record of acting negatively toward her adult stepson and his wife. They perceived her as harsh, critical and judgmental. The stepmom admitted that her choices weren’t always wise. However, she proceeded to defend her actions, saying her motives were right and Continue »