Blended

Peaceable Living

During those early years as a mother of four, I found that just managing the daily parenting and basic household routines required discipline and strength that went beyond my natural…

Heather Hetchler Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

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…

Gayla Grace Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

The journey to bonding as a stepfamily and learning to stepparent well means traveling along a bumpy road, but the beautiful destination is worth it. Hang in there, stepmoms! And for…

A Passion for Helping Women who are Hurting

“Please remove my name from your mailing list,” the woman’s email requested. “I am no longer a stepmom.” My heart sunk as I finished her note. Divorce. Again. She became…

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…

Laura Petherbridge Shares Encouragement for Stepmoms

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…

The Best Valentine’s Day Gift

At this time of the year you probably find yourself on the same mission as everyone else: trying to find that perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Well, I just have to…

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…

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…

Are Women Sick of Sex?

My book entitled SOS: Sick of Sex was written for women, but I am finding that many men are not only reading it, but also recommending it to other men…

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