5 ways to best care for your step children

Becoming a stepparent, as you probably know, is a really big task to take on. There are so many different things to consider and every single situation is very unique to the individual. Whether the biological parent is involved, custody has been decided or the parent’s communication has broken down, you will find yourself trying …

How to make a vegan diet for kids be nourishing

Today we have a wonderful guest post by Louise Palmer-Masterton, who is the founder of award winning restaurant Stem & Glory. In this post she shares with us how it is possible to make a vegan diet for kids be nourishing. There are a lot of misconceptions about kids and vegan diets, and if you …

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My Very Real Dad – Thoughts on my “Non-Biological” yet Real Father

When I was younger, I tried to hide from people the fact that my Dad wasn’t my ‘real’ Dad. Isn’t that just about the worst phrase by the way? Not real, seems to indicate; not true, not valid, not whole. School friends of mine were kept deliberately in the dark. I didn’t want my Dad to …

What If HCBM (high conflict bio mom) Isn’t High Conflict?

Many of us stepmoms deal with a bio mom who is high conflict. If you asked me a year ago, I would have said my step kids’ mom high incredibly high conflict. Heck, if you had asked me about five months ago, I would have still held strong in that belief. But now? I would …