Most people would say “I can’t spend a month by myself in Sedona because I have kids.” Well, I’m going because I believe the opposite is true. I have to spend a month by myself, in Sedona, because I have kids… and they deserve the best version of me.
Holidays are always stressful and even more so within a blended family. I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way! December 25th is literally, just another day on the calendar in my opinion. CHRISTMAS ( and birthdays and any holiday in general)...
Beth is a stepmom and a wife in a same-sex marriage. She struggled to find resources with content that related to her life and the questions she had about blended families, co-parenting, and living as an LGBTQ+ person, parent, and wife.
Choosing to get divorced was the hardest decision of my life. Ultimately, I stayed in a miserable marriage for far too long because I believed it was what was best for my children. It wasn’t until after weeks of sitting in a therapists office, that I realized I was not doing my two young children any favors by choosing to live in a miserable marriage.
We chat about stepmom struggles, stepmom boundaries as well as the inspiration for her new book, Helping You Helps Me.
I’d like to introduce you to one of those amazing strangers (now friends!). Her name is Samantha Black and I am so grateful that we had the opportunity to connect. I knew I wanted to share her story on our platform in order to reach more struggling co-parents. As you will read momentarily, her story exudes nothing but love and commitment to her children.
Why I co-authored a book with my ex-husband’s wife.
Are you dealing with a difficult co-parent or stepparent? I’ve been there, done that. My ex-husband and I had a very messy and resentful divorce 13 years ago. I dreaded his phone calls, I dreaded having to see him when we exchanged our children, I dreaded everything about him… until I learned how to shift my perspective.
I’ve been co-parenting with my ex-husband and his new wife for the last 14 years. Needless to say we’ve been through countless ups and downs throughout our journey. We are definitely not perfect but we have learned a lot along the way.
As I sit here, in my home office, creating and scheduling social media posts promoting a book that I co-wrote with my ex-husband's wife, I can’t shake this feeling that one teeny part of the world needs a little fixing… a little love… some good ol’ fashioned TLC. Let...