Dating & Marriage

Married to widower? Tips for a better relationship with his children

Last week we looked at some of challenges that women face when they marry a widower. The transition can be challenging for everyone. As a stepmom to his children how do you best handle this complex and emotional family situation? The truth is, there is no single answer to this; simply because grief is a… Continue reading Married to widower? Tips for a better relationship with his children

Dating & Marriage · Stepchildren · stepmom

5 things no one tells you about marrying a widower

One type of step-family dynamic that we don’t seem to talk or hear enough about is being married to a widower. There is a notion I have heard from ladies when it comes to this subject matter. Many of them believe that its easier to marry a widower than it is to marry a single… Continue reading 5 things no one tells you about marrying a widower

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The ABC’s for stepfamily life

A is for a fresh start . It can work but you will require extra effort and wisdom to make a strong family. B is for blood, which is thicker than water. Don’t compete. Rather strive to compliment the already existing relationships. C is for co-parent . Do this effectively, your children need you to… Continue reading The ABC’s for stepfamily life

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I am tired of being a stepmom

“I am tired of being a stepmom. I feel guilty confessing this to you but I am really tired. This job is hard and no matter how hard I try it never gets easier. Am I bad stepmom for feeling like this? Is this normal” ? These are the words in an email I received… Continue reading I am tired of being a stepmom

Dating & Marriage · Stepchildren · stepparents

How to let your step-kids know you’re not a threat

When I first met my stepchildren I thought we would get along like a house on fire. You see, for one year while I was still dating their father I had soaked so many stories about them. He spoke so fondly of them, like all parents do about their little ones. You know that feeling… Continue reading How to let your step-kids know you’re not a threat

Parenting · Single parents · Stepchildren · Stepparents & Biological parents

Why you are not getting along well with your stepchildren

Having a great relationship with my stepkids is something I thank God for everyday. It’s a blessing that I do not take for granted. People who have had the opportunity to meet my children and I are shocked at the great relationship we have. My own husband is amazed at just how well we get… Continue reading Why you are not getting along well with your stepchildren

Parenting · Single parents · Stepparents & Biological parents

LISA celebrates dads: Alex Warinda

Every week this lovely month of June we will do something that is not done often enough. We will be celebrating dads. We will feature a dad, son or daughter in order to appreciate the crucial role that dads play and the impact and influence they have on their families. Today we applaud the incredible… Continue reading LISA celebrates dads: Alex Warinda