The inspiration behind the blog, why I write what I do, and a call to you.
A stepmother’s review of Netflix’s Sweet Magnolias.
Start the year with these resolutions to reduce anxiety and live more of the life you want within your stepfamily.
The top three things to keep at the front of your mind if you’re a stepmother struggling at Christmas. How to not just survive, but thrive.
And should you go? Some of the many reasons a stepmother might feel obliged (driven?!) to go along to the pick-up, and when it might no longer be a good idea.
Debt, guilt, resentment, and a stepmother’s desire to protect what she has. The issues and feelings facing stepfamilies when it comes to money.
So many stepmothers have suffered a degrading nickname. Here is why “That Woman” is one of the worst things you can be called.
Parental “ownership”, having multitudes of role models and a little feminist rant – what struggling as a stepmother taught me about mothering.
My partner was cut out of his daughter’s life for two years following the beginning of our relationship. Here is what parental alienation feels like.
A father speaks out about parental alienation and the effects it had on his family. Read how he coped, and his advice to those going through the same thing.
Parental alienation is now being seen as a form of family violence, but do we have the capacity to recognise it and stamp it out?
Is this a good thing?
Why is a woman’s worth still so tied up in how consumed she is by her family, and why do we judge ourselves on our abilities as a homemaker and child carer?
Is there a right way and a wrong way to refer to your half or step siblings? How using particular terminology implies positive and negative emotions.
What is Parental Responsibility and how does it apply to stepmothers?
Change starts at home. Some ideas of how stepmothers can start, or continue to, raise anti-racist children and combat racial bias within their families.
The first in our Stepmothers and the Law series – how to find the right legal advice for your family.
Harnessing Aunty Flo.
How to maintain some emotional distance with your partner’s ex when you realise that you don’t hate her as much as you thought.
Coping with infidelity at the beginning of your relationship – where you were The Other Woman. The importance of grieving, accepting and moving on.
How Stepmum In Stilettos Uses the Title and Why You Are Welcome Here There is opinion out there that a woman only becomes a stepmother […]
Bringing a monster back down to Earth – we’ve all been there.
Rough starts as a stepmother are common, but there are some things you can do now to make your future life easier. For those who are made to feel like an outsider.
It’s easy when you know how.