April 16, 2020

We're all feeling the same. We're anxious and tense. Most of us are isolated from friends and family. We're missing our gatherings, our outings, our work. Strange days indeed.

People in this country are risking their lives to ensure that we make it through a worldwide p...

March 25, 2020

It seems now is time for a little good news. Okay, maybe anytime is time for a little good news. But I digress.

I want to tell you a stepfamily story. 

About a month ago, I picked up my granddaughter Adaline from preschool and we headed to see my 14 year old niece to pla...

September 12, 2019

Stepmom coach and author of "The Stepmom's Book of Boundaries," Claudette Chenevert, shared with us her personal stepmom story, what kinds of boundaries stepmoms need to be setting, and her best stepmom moment. 

In her own words....

Claudette, tell us about you...

June 6, 2019

In a hotel room in the heart of Culloden, Scotland, I stood dressed to go to dinner. We had enjoyed a long day of sightseeing including the impressive Clava Cairns and a rainy and windy Culloden Battlefield. Before heading down to the dining room, however, I thought I...

June 1, 2019

No, no that kind of announcement...But it still merits balloons!

We are excited to announce that Healthline has named SuddenlyStepmom.com as one of the top stepmom blogs of 2019! 

Read the article for more information on Suddenly Stepmom and more stepmom blogs....

March 15, 2019

Building a solid marriage/partnership creates security in the lives of the children. This applies to stepfamilies as well. Though you may not be the original, intact family unit, you still have the opportunity to solidify the foundations of the spousal relationship and...

January 17, 2019

See all of those beautiful people in the picture? They actually enjoyed a family trip to Disney World (and other related parks) and lived to tell about it!

The family above is mine. And yes, we all stayed in the same house. Me, my husband, our son, two daughters and the...

January 17, 2019

Are you struggling in your relationship with your stepchildren? Do you wish you could forge stronger ties in your stepfamily? It is possible! Often, we as stepmoms focus on the negative behaviors in the home and how they are disrupting our family stability and building...

October 8, 2018

It’s a refrain often heard from the newly anointed stepmoms in the ranks…”I don’t have a life. All I do is take care of the kids.” Yeah.

Being a new stepmom, especially one who does not have children of her own can, can be daunting. All of a sudden you have a ready made...

August 16, 2018

Tell us about your blended family.

Randy and I have been married 23 years (in October). When we married, we each brought 2 children to the marriage. My girls were 3 and 5 and his kids (son and daughter) were 5 and 10. We both had custody of our kids and quickly learned...

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