I was lucky to have lots of knowledge and support to help me get past the turbulent first 5 years of step-parenting, but it wasn't easy! Now 14 years into this journey, I feel like our family has crossed those choppy waters and we are standing on a solid bedrock of - well, almost normal!
I'm passionate about sharing some important lessons I've learned and truths I've confirmed about what I call "The Womanly Art of Raising Someone Else's Kids". I host the Essential Stepmom podcast and a Facebook group called The Spectacular Stepmom where I fiercely protect a positive culture and instantly banish anyone who dares to say: "You knew what you were signing up for." Sheesh.