Mistaken “Mom”-dentity: Tips for the Stepmom who is Mistaken for Mom

Chris and I got married a little over a year after his divorce was finalized; we probably should have waited a little longer, because I’m not sure he was entirely over it yet.  The first year or so of our marriage I constantly had to remind him that I wasn’t Samantha (he even called me … Continue reading Mistaken “Mom”-dentity: Tips for the Stepmom who is Mistaken for Mom

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My Experience with the Glass Escalator

Many people are intimately familiar with the concept of the glass ceiling – it’s a phenomenon that occurs when women are in roles traditionally occupied by men, where they find an invisible barrier between themselves and those top-level executive positions.  (So, we’re talking about not only CEOs, but doctors, attorneys, principals/school administration, finance experts, etc.)  … Continue reading My Experience with the Glass Escalator

5 Things That Have Changed Since Becoming a “Full Custody” Stepmom

There are things that change when you go from being a “weekend” stepmom to an “almost all the time” stepmom.  Here are a few that I’ve noticed: My stepkid knows where things are and how to get what he needs in our house. Before I had to pull things down off of shelves for him; … Continue reading 5 Things That Have Changed Since Becoming a “Full Custody” Stepmom