NOT Doing This Will Set Your Blended Family Up To Fail – Fast

“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” We’ve all heard that one before.  But what about this one, “success occurs when opportunity meets preparation.”  It’s one thing to plan for a certain situation and it doesn’t work out the way you thought. That’s life, and especially life in a blended family.  However, toContinue reading “NOT Doing This Will Set Your Blended Family Up To Fail – Fast”

What Every ReMarried Dad Wants His Wife To Understand  

There’s no person that feels unable to please the most in a blended family than a remarried dad. In the heart of a man is the desire to protect, and now, he’s in a situation where he’s set up to fail in that area. He can’t always protect his children as he’s not always withContinue reading “What Every ReMarried Dad Wants His Wife To Understand  “

What Every Stepmom Wishes Her Husband Understood

What Every Stepmom Wishes Her Husband Understoo There’s a saying that goes that women want to be loved, and men want to be respected. Now, I am sure we can all agree, we, regardless of gender, want some of both – however, one of those may often be more important to a wife rather thanContinue reading “What Every Stepmom Wishes Her Husband Understood”

5 Perks Of Being A #Stepmom

The word ‘Stepmom’ is probably one of the most dreaded words in the history of the English language, thanks to stories like the Cinderella and Snow White fairytales. Yet, it has been said that 50% of all women are likely to, sometime in their life, live in a stepfamily relationship. In the USA & mostContinue reading “5 Perks Of Being A #Stepmom”

Should You Date A Dad?

date a dad If you’re reading this blog, chances are you either are or are thinking about dating a dad. Maybe you’re nervous and have some apprehensions. Maybe you’ve heard the “horror” stories or you’ve had family members warning you NOT to make this mistake. If that is you, then you’ve come to the rightContinue reading “Should You Date A Dad?”

“How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️”

Maybe I could more accurately call this blog topic: “how to successfully ROCK at being a STEPMOM without pulling your hair out”❗️❗️❗️ *While there may STILL be some of that, hopefully these tips will help you get off to the right start (or even if you’re a few years in, get you back on track),Continue reading ““How to become a less-stressed step mom❗️””

Turning 34

Wow. Here I am. Ending my Jesus year. On to 34. “Jesus year,” you may ask? Huh? I remember the first time I heard that. Jesus himself only lived to his 33rd year, and wow, what a year it was for him. I am now OLDER than the most important person in my life everContinue reading “Turning 34”

Boundaries in CoParenting

Boundaries!   Ah, that BUZZ WORD is everywhere nowadays – isn’t it?!   So, what ARE they actually?   And how do you know what ones are right for you?   How do you make sure they stay in place & your co-parent doesn’t walk all over you?  We’re going to dive deep into ALL those questions here. NoContinue reading “Boundaries in CoParenting”

Why You Need To Go To Court

From a StepMom & Bio Dad’s perspective Going to court for child custody is NOT an easy topic. Quite frankly, we don’t think anyone WANTS to go there. It usually comes, from our experience personally and with our clients, out of necessity. It takes a lot of time, finances and emotional energy to achieve childContinue reading “Why You Need To Go To Court”

You are in mixed-cultural marriage. You might just not realize it.

Wait, so what IS is culture anyway?  In some relationships it’s overly clear that there are multiple cultures at play. For instance, it’s obvious that this is so in mixed-racial love relationships, but when people look at us, the Cleymans, they wouldn’t assume that there are cultural differences at play. However, whenever two different continentsContinue reading “You are in mixed-cultural marriage. You might just not realize it.”