The Evil Stepmother Speaks | Practical Ideas For The Stepfamily Who Wants To..
Barb Goldberg was a single mom of one before she became a stepmom of three (and supermom of four). She is an accomplished businessperson and life coach and approaches stepmom life with fearlessness and a sense of humor. She wears her “wicked” stepmom label with pride. Barb blogs about balance in stepfamilies & the importance of trust in familial harmony.
When I heard that Marni Price had invented a website called Stepmom Gifts, I was surprised. A store devoted totally to gifts for stepmoms, reminded me of the scotch tape store sketch that was on Saturday Night Live years ago. (If you don’t remember it, google it or check out Hulu.) The joke was about […]
When you feel resentful, do you feel disappointed in yourself? Feel as if you are a bad or selfish person? If you feel any of these things, know that you are not alone. Resentment is that feeling you have when you are doing something that you just don’t want to do or that you feel […]
To nag or not to nag, that is the question: Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous family members, Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, And Set a Boundary that no one can Penetrate. Or, opt to sleep and stay in a state of silence. […]
It is time to soften. We (all women) have forgotten how to soften. We are pressed with unspeakable demands every day which has encouraged us to act like men. We have to be tough. We have to make a living. We have to do it all. Let’s face it. Our society has encouraged this skillset. […]
Many of you have asked about how the Couples Retreat went. As you may be aware, Jenna Korf and I held our first Couples Retreat last weekend (June, 2017). It was an ultimate dream for us. After all, what would be better than to have a chance to coach both Dad and Stepmom together? Nothing […]
Once, I did a podcast called “I May Not be First on the List, But Can I Get on the List?” In this podcast, I was highlighting a common feeling among stepmothers. It feels as if we are just not important. It is like we are invisible. In fact, the only time that we become […]
If you have ever been told that you do too much for others, this blog is for you. Do you feel that you can’t say ‘no’ to people? Are you sorry you said ‘yes’ and then resent it later? Welcome to the club of people that know what it feels like to be used. The […]
Join us for our 2017 Stepmom Retreats! Stepfamily life is tough. The only thing that is tougher than blending the family is keeping your marriage intact. Statistics vary from a 50% to 75% divorce rate in a marriage where there are children from a prior relationship. Anyone who is a member of a stepfamily will […]
Would you enter an Olympic event without training? Envision yourself diving into the pool next to Michael Phelps. Stand next to Simone Biles and, together, perform a floor exercise. Meet Katie Ledecky at the pool and race her in the 400 metre free style. Close your eyes and see yourself in any of these scenarios. […]
Oh, boy! The school year is ending and for many of us it means that the children’s schedules are changing. We may have the kids for half the summer or camp schedules are starting. First tip is to remember that every time there is a change, even if it is minor, it will get exaggerated […]