Posts tagged accepting what you can't change
Why everyone in a blended family needs to let go of "should"

Is hanging onto your idea of how your stepkids "should" act or how a stepparent "should" feel about their stepkids keeping you from enjoying your blended family as-is? Don't get so bogged down by ideas of how your blended family is supposed to be (according to... what standards exactly?) that you lose sight of the awesome family you already are.

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Make 2 cakes anyway

What do I do when my stepdaughter hates me, even after YEARS together? I keep trying, stepparents. Because this stepmom gig is the long con, and I am determined to rise above.

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Stepparents, you gotta pick your battles

As a stepparent, you can't fight every fight. Choose your battles wisely and learn when letting go is the better option for you, your stepkid, and your blended family.

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Does our blended family even count as a real family?

Ever feel like your blended family doesn't count as a “real” family? Yeah, that's me today.

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