Stepmom as Mom

I’ve been so busy writing my latest book (and trying to find out when the editing will be done with my stepmom book) that I haven’t posted any new stories. But when this happened, I had to post:  My stepdaughter, Jessie, is a talented artist. But she never wants to […] Read more »

Empty Nest for Stepmoms?

Does empty nest syndrome even exist for stepmoms? I never thought I’d miss my stepkids if they no longer lived with us half the time. Truth be told, there were many times in the early years when I wished they’d stay at their mom’s just a little more often. Sometimes, […] Read more »

Be Careful What You Wish for

I’m sure you’ve all heard the saying, “Be careful what you wish for!” Well, I have been wishing for my stepkids to develop more of a social life. I’ve wanted them to be out with friends doing what typical teens do. At their ages, I was never home. Once I […] Read more »

Steve Harvey’s Stepmom Summit

Steve Harvey Stepmom Summit: I’m a little late in sharing this, but I was so happy to see a talk show dedicated to stepmoms, even if it was just one episode. Steve Harvey’s wife discussed her issues and beliefs on how to be a stepmom. Between them, Steve and Marjorie […] Read more »

The Joy of Holidays

You’d think the holidays would get easier as my years as a stepmom advanced, but they didn’t. I’d had this gig for six years when Christmas 2011 was upon us. That year, I was proud of myself because I had started my shopping early, and shopping for my step-kids was […] Read more »

Caught in the Crossfire

In the November edition of Stepmom Magazine, there’s an article entitled “Caught in the Crossfire;What Every Stepmom Should Know About Her Partner’s Pain.” There were plenty of times my husband felt stuck in the middle of the people he loved most. My husband thought once we married, his kids would […] Read more »

Black Friday Was Not So Black

  I’d never gone shopping on Black Friday for good reason. But that all changed a few years ago because of my stepdaughter… Here’s my story: Really? Go shopping on Black Friday? No way! I didn’t want to deal with all those crowds, lines, and traffic! Not my idea of […] Read more »