I hope that you'll find encouragement from the words written within and I hope it will speak to you in a way that causes growth and healing. Navigating through this difficult path of step parenting does not have to be done alone. God created us to thrive in community. Doing life together, iron sharpening iron.
If you follow me on The Successful Stepmom Facebook page, you may have seen the RAW video I did just before the start of 2018. My goal for 2018 is to have Real, Authentic, Wakening. This for me means really cleaning out my soul. The best way to do that is to sit down and write Read More
What a wonderful time of the year to create family traditions. When we became a blended family almost six years ago, I set out to “set our family apart” I had looked at the statistics and they were frightening. Second marriages are at a 60-75% fail rate and I did not want that to be Read More
Jealousy: the state or feeling of being jealous jealous adjective 1. feeling resentment against someone because of that person’s rivalry, success, or advantages (often followed by of): He was jealous of his rich brother. 2. feeling resentment because of another’s success, advantage, etc. (often followed by of): He was jealous of his brother’s wealth. 3. Read More
Conflict and blended families pretty much go hand in hand. Gasp! In all seriousness, conflict is unavoidable in general but specifically as a blended family. Let’s explore why and what you can do to shield yourself and your children from the noise. You met your guy and life suddenly became a big ball of adventure and Read More
I feel as though I should be poured over my bible, letting the scriptures seep into the depths of my soul and weeping through my grief. This weekend has been very, very hard for me. I am with my family in Louisville, KY for one of my younger sister’s wedding. It has been so apparent Read More
To see the rest of the blogs from The Successful Stepmom hover over the Blog tab above. Last night I rerouted the vine in our living room to make it a bit less hectic. It’s a plant I purchased two years ago, about two months before our daughter was born. I remember putting up Read More