Blended families can be messy.
Get the stepmom help you need to get clear about how to balance all the *sometimes conflicting* needs of a blended family life so that you and your partner can experience more grace, connection, understanding, and harmony in the household.
Step-momming is HARD ya'll! I know personally.
That is me and my blended family on the right.
My own challenges led me to get support for myself, and then to get trained as a Step-family Coach.
Research shows that close to 70% of second marriages fail, and that it can take 7 years for a blended family to gel. It often doesn't go the way we expect.
I talk to Stepmoms all the time who struggle with many different complexities:
Dealing with a challenging ex
Behavioral issues with the kids that seem impossible to solve because people aren't on the same page
Differences in parenting styles with partners
Custody issues and more
Regardless of the specifics, there are some aspects of the challenges that ring true for everyone. I have the personal and professional experience to support you through stepmom therapy and coaching.
I also see stepcouples to support them together if you feel that would be helpful!
Peace and war begin at home. If we truly want peace in the world, let us begin by loving our own families. If we want to spread joy, we need to have every family to have joy. - Mother Theresa
If you need stepmom help,
we hear you loud and clear.
Here are just some of the things I hear from Step-moms!
"I feel so bad that I don't look forward to the kids coming over"
"I don't know how much to insert myself and how much to let go of"
"My husband is constantly talking with his ex and it makes me feel crazy"
"The ex causes constant drama and I hate seeing my husband go through what he has to go through"
" The kids have no responsibility and it makes me feel crazy"
Step-moms have a hard time feeling like other people understand what they are going through.
Their mom friends don't quite get it, their single friends definitely don't get it, and there's a lot of outside pressure and expectations that they feel burdened by.
This is why Stepmom Therapy and Stepmom Coaching can be so helpful!
Stepmom therapy, coaching & support groups
Counseling to help you recognize what feelings are coming up for you in this role, a safe space to process what you need to process, and tools for navigating some of the often-complex experiences of blended family life.
Only available in MD
Coaching can help you have specific, concrete action steps to take so that you can feel more confident and clear in your role and in your relationship. Individualized support can help you find clarity for the specific circumstances you are in.
Virtual, across US
Stepmom Support Group
Support and get supported by other stepmoms experiencing similar challenges as you, and finding their own unique solutions.
Virtual, across US
The Stepmom Support Group is a good fit for you if
🦸♀️Get face-to- face with other Stepmamas who UNDERSTAND your journey!
😂🤪😭🙏 Laugh, vent, cry, & get Unstuck from places/ mindsets that aren't supporting you in your blended family life.
Now is the time to make sure you're getting the support you need.
This pandemic has been hard on mental health, relationship health, parenting! Give yourself a weekly refreshment by joining this support group. It will seriously leave you feeling rejuvenated, heard, loved, supported, and like you've unloaded some burdens. You will be guided by two amazing Step-mom Coaches who understand your struggles and ways to support you.
Here's what group members get:
* Virtual group meetings weekly w/ other Stepmamas
* Weekly modules related to overcoming Step-mom challenges including: boundary-setting, defining your role, how to deal with the Ex, healthy step-couple basics, self-care as a Step-mom, connecting with your Step-kids, and more based on the groups need...
* The experience of being seen, heard, supported, in a non-judgmental space by people who GET it
* A voxer group - a group chat app that allows you to connect in between sessions both through audio messages and text messages.
* Professional input from two life and professionally experienced Step-mom Coaches!
Stepmom to 10 yr old boy
The Step Mom Strong support group gave me skills to be able to build a relationship with my stepson. It gives me a place to turn when i need advice and things get hard. Ladies who understand the struggle. Nathalie was a life/relationship saver. I couldn't be happier that i joined her group!"
Stepmom to ages 8 & 11
I can tell stepmom's who haven't had this experience that it's so worth it! Nathalie is the person who put me on the path I've been following the past couple years. She taught me that a lot of the expectations I thought were on me, I was putting on myself. There's a lot of love and support - but also some straight-talk, no BS reminders that more often than not, we alone are responsible for the state of our lives!
Stepmom to ages 12 & 13
Each week, we focused on different aspects of ourselves and how to bring back boundaries and personal needs... things I hadn't even considered since I joined my blended family.
Who was I before? What mattered to me? It is OK to retain those things while loving this new situation. So much of what was said made me appreciate my blended family (including my partner's ex) and gave me the tools to negotiate myself within my current situation. I'd do any of it again!