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Sense and Sensibility Between Mom and Stepmom

Recently, I read a comment from a stepmom seeking insight on a situation regarding her stepson’s mother. Based on what she shared, in my humble opinion, both women were making…

Dear God, Please Superglue My Mouth Shut

A few years ago, my husband and I attended a lovely marriage retreat in the Georgia mountains. Even after thirty-two years of marriage Steve and I like to get a…

Take the Pretty Nightie Challenge

My list of excuses for not doing it was long. And it was impressive because all of my excuses had validity to them. The whole “wearing-feminine-nighties-to-bed-thing.” Sigh. After a long…

Don’t Get Lazy in Marriage

Recently I’ve realized that I have gotten lazy in my marriage. I used to stop whatever I was doing and meet my husband at the front door when he got…

Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Posts

Valentine’s Day happens every year on February 14th. Some of us plan for weeks… some of us tend to forget… and most of us think love should be shared 365…

Stepmom Living: The Things I Have Learned

I had two stepmoms in my lifetime. One when I was fourteen, and the second when I was thirty. That means I should have known what it was like to…

Stepmoms: When Your Husband Hurts

“Laura, my husband is always so sad about his kids. They no longer come to visit, and they hardly ever call or connect with him unless they need money,” stepmom…

Managing Conflict (Even When Others Don’t Want It Resolved)

Have you ever found yourself enmeshed in a conflict? Upset by the way a loved one was treated? Angry at an unfair situation? Hurt and Pain A while back someone…

Are You Willing to Die on THAT Hill?

“I can’t get my stepkids to eat healthy foods,” a stepmother shared with me. “When they are at their mom’s house they eat fast food and stuff filled with chemicals….

Death in a Step family

I was in Tyler, Texas getting ready to stand before one thousand women when I got the call from my brother, Mark. “Dad has had a stroke, he is in…

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