7 Tips to Ditch High Conflict at the Holidays

For blended families, the holiday season is longer, more complicated, and more stressful than for traditional families. (Yayyyyy 🙄) We try to cram at least as many Super Fun Activities…

The high road to nowhere

HCBM has started hugging us hello and goodbye, which I hate. Oh, so NOW we’re friends? After over a decade of high-conflict custody, poisoning SD against us, and generally making…

Mother’s Day is a battlefield

Is there any holiday as emotionally loaded as Mother’s Day? Not just for stepmoms (I mean, yeah, definitely for stepmoms), but also regular moms, kids of regular moms, kids of…

Make 2 cakes anyway

“You should make 2 cakes this year,” my SD says. Every year for St. Paddy’s Day, I make corned beef and colcannon, followed up with a wine-soaked angel food cake….