Stepmomming | Helping Stepmoms Write Their Own Happily Ever After.
Hey there, I'm Kristen! I'm an Air Force wife and [step]mom to a beautiful 7-year-old, and I run on coffee, wine, and Amazon Prime, I blog at kandyapplemama.com where I provide comfort and guidance for overwhelmed stepmoms, encouraging and helping them to write their own happily ever afters.
I’ll be honest… the #1 most annoying thing that my stepdaughters ever say to me is, “We don’t have to do this at Mommy’s house,” or, “Well, Mommy lets us do this!” Who can relate?! Something as simple as a request to put their dishes in the sink or make their beds can become a […]
Are you ready for all of the drama to END? For this stepmomming life to be EASIER and more enjoyable? The healthy relationships you crave are not out of reach, but they do begin with you! Before you can dream of a healthy co-parenting relationship, you must first work on becoming the most healthy version […]
It is increasingly difficult to scroll through stepmom support groups and not see mention of HCBM, high-conflict bio mom. Some divorced women truly are high-conflict, no doubt about it. But others are just petty, or they’re moody. Then you have the control freaks (takes one to know one – I’m the biggest control freak out […]
We used to talk constantly. We were chatting on Messenger, texting, and/or emailing basically all day everyday. We took the girls (my stepdaughter and her other daughter) out for play dates, I swung by her house with coffee, and she attended my wedding reception. Hell, she even lived with me for 3 months. Many of […]
For many, planning a second wedding can come with mixed emotions — especially for those who already planned a big wedding the first time around. However, finding love a second time is a beautiful thing that should be celebrated! According to expert wedding planner Sandy Malone, it is very common for her to plan weddings […]
Nope! End of article. Just kidding. But let me make my opinion clear from the start here: mama, you don’t “owe” your news to anyone it doesn’t directly influence. Expecting a child is an exciting but overwhelming time in a woman’s life – especially for a stepmom! It comes with a laundry list of its […]
In our private Facebook community for stepmoms, some of the most popular questions revolve around- you guessed it- The Ex. What do I do if my stepchild’s mom doesn’t take me seriously? Doesn’t respect me? Won’t talk to me?” I am nothing but nice to her! She has no reason to hate me! Why doesn’t […]