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Forgotten on Mother’s Day? We Have Our Own Stepmother’s Day!

Forgotten on Mother’s Day? We Have Our Own Stepmother’s Day!

Forgotten on Mother’s Day? Chin Up! We Have our own Stepmother’s Day By Claudette Chenevert–The Stepmom Coach I often hear stepmoms share how ignored they felt on Mother’s Day and how painful it was for them to be excluded by their stepchildren (or their spouse) on such an occasion. Stepmoms struggle between understanding that stepchildren want to be with their…

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Allow us to reintroduce ourselves, we are Social Stepmom!

Allow us to reintroduce ourselves, we are Social Stepmom!

Hi there, we are Social Stepmom. It’s nice to meet you (again). So, you want to blend families? The blending of families is not for the faint of heart. Emotions run high, two ways of living (or more) are combined into one, and there still might be some unhealed wounds amongst family members. However, this hasn’t stopped you. Possibly because,…

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Attending Your Stepkid’s School Events?

Attending Your Stepkid’s School Events?

In an ideal world, if a child has more than two parents then they would receive double the love and support. Imagine that child has supportive parents and stepparents, and everyone gets along and respects one another. In this ideal world, all adults involved would be part of that child’s life full time. Sounds pretty great right? In my experience,…

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We Want YOU to Know How to Discipline Us!

We Want YOU to Know How to Discipline Us!

“I’m not listening to you, you’re not my real mom”… sound familiar? It does for me, swap out ‘mom’ for ‘dad’ and I’ve said that line a million times.  My stepfather came into my life at the ripe age of 14, which could quite possibly be one of the most difficult ages for any parent to deal with. My mom…

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New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had

New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had

New Year’s Resolutions I Wish My Stepmom Had At the end of one year and into the beginning of the next, so many of us make New Year’s resolutions. These goals are normally self-improvement based, like eating healthy, exercising and getting organized. We have a proposal, how about this year we make our resolutions just a little bit more meaningful in…

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Navigating as a Stepparent in a Two Mom Household

Navigating as a Stepparent in a Two Mom Household

It’s 2018, and as a society we have come a long way in evolving away from the restrictions of gender roles. From instilling into our children that pink is a “girl color” and dissuading little boys from playing with Barbie dolls, to stereotyping dads as breadwinners and moms as housewives, we continue to move step by step toward home lives…

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Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

Understanding Your Adult Stepchildren

The day Bernard and I became empty nesters was a pivotal moment in our stepfamily life. We were excited to start our new adventure as a couple now that our children and stepchildren were responsible adults. We soon came to realize that stepparenting challenges are never completely over. Just like so many stepmoms I’ve worked with, one of our major…

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