30 Days to a Better Stepfamily – Day 26

30 Days to a Better Stepfamily – Day 26 I want to share with you some communication that took place between Doc and me early in our marriage.  I have mentioned more than one, that I had a lot of growing up to do to be a stepmother.  In the beginning, I cried…A LOT!...

30 Days to a Better Stepfamily – Day 25

My children are twenty-something and thirty-something years of age.  Doc’s children are in their early twenties. Both sets were about the same age when their parents divorced. No matter how old a child is, they always long for their family of origin to be one.  This...

30 Days to a Better Stepfamily –Day 19

Christmas cookies are baked, Christmas music is playing, the fireplace is crackling warm and the tree, with all of its lights, is standing tall and elegant in the family room waiting the arrival of the stepchildren so that we can decorate the tree.  Excitement fills...

30 Days to a Better Stepfamily – Day 13

Suppertime is a stressful time for me in this stepfamily.  Before we became a stepfamily, I was considered a reasonably good cook by my children, but these new children, they don’t like much at all.  Everything I serve them is discussed and suggestions made about how...

30 Days to a Better Stepfamily – Day 11

My angry words fly like red-hot embers propelled from a slingshot, creating collateral damage for anyone in their path on their way  toward my husband.  I want him to take my side, to set the record straight and do it where I can have the satisfaction of hearing it...

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