the blended family for beginners

the stepmother files

take a deep breath and let it go

take a deep breath and let it go

Never in my wildest imaginings did I think that I would be taking advice from Justin Beiber.  I mean, what is even with that? But here I am, admitting my shame and sharing it with the world.  It’s funny how stuff penetrates your subconscious isn’t […]

four little things that have helped me find my stepmum groove

four little things that have helped me find my stepmum groove

There’s no doubt about it, being a stepmum to three kids under 12 is one of the toughest gigs I’ve ever had – and I’ve had cancer.  So I guess that’s saying something.  Having said that, all of the angst that goes along with these sometimes […]

The ex-wife Files – Part I

The ex-wife Files – Part I

If you’re thinking that any part of this blog is going to be me spewing vitriol about the ex-wife, then I’m very sorry but you’ve got the wrong girl.  And this is not because I just don’t want to say anything bad about her in case she reads this (which […]

stepmotherhood for beginners

stepmotherhood for beginners

If only blended families came with some kind of handy manual that is presented to you in a red-carpet ceremony the day you become a stepmother.  Actually I’m not sure really how useful it would be because every family dynamic is different and what works […]

hey lady! welcome to stepmotherhood

hey lady! welcome to stepmotherhood

So.  Did I in my wildest dreams imagine that I would be a stepmother one day?  Ummm, no.  I did have moments where I imagined myself to be a glamorous world traveller, jetting off to exotic locations at a moments notice and you know, hanging […]