Are you in a relationship or contemplating a relationship with someone who has children?

This can be a daunting prospect! Helping to raise someone else’s children is not an easy job, and, for some reason, there is not much help out there for us in this role. I’m hoping to change that with this website. I want this site to be a safe place for all stepparents to come and share their experiences, frustrations, and joys.

Do you feel as if you just stepped into a life you are completely unprepared for?

I understand how scary, confusing, and isolating it can be to become a stepparent. No one ever says when they are a child that when they grow up they want to be a stepparent. However, more and more people are marrying older, and are therefore more likely to marry someone with children. Furthermore, over half of marriages end in divorce, putting us back out into the world single, again, at an older age.

This site will help you move into a new chapter of your life
with support and encouragement!

Welcome to Stepmom Shawn!

Here you’ll find resources, support, and most of all, a community of like-minded women and men who can relate.

Wondering where to start? Connect with Other Stepparents!

You don’t have to start this journey alone. On our Sharing Page, you’ll find weekly articles, stories, inspiration, and a safe place to share your thoughts and feelings with others. Feel free to post topics for discussion, ask for and offer support, and make connections with stepparents everywhere. On our Resources Page, you will find recommended books, helpful websites, and more to assist you along your journey as a stepparent.