Posts in High Conflict Blended Fam
What makes stepparenting so hard?

Will stepparenting ever feel easier? Will blended family ever feel simple? And—most importantly—WHEN?? Just how long does it take to blend a family, anyway? Welp, I've got good news and bad news....

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8 stepparenting tips I learned from Game of Thrones

Now that we know how Game of Thrones ends, looking back at the beginning brings up all kinds of obvious-in-retrospect foreshadowing. Kinda like blending a family. In hindsight, I could've taken some stepparenting tips straight from GoT, if I'd just been paying attention.

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7 tips to help blended families ditch high conflict at the holidays

Is your blended family Christmas at risk of being ruined by stress over a high conflict ex and crazy custody schedules? These tips can help you defuse potential problems before they come up.

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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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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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