Being part of a stepfamily impacts on every element of your life.
Building great relationships takes time – and with stepfamilies, that takes even more time, commitment, and understanding. If you’re running a business or have a stressful job as well, things can get very complicated indeed.
I’m here to tell you how I can help you calmly and confidently navigate stepfamily life
Like to grab my 5 keys to making a stepfamily work?
After family relationships, money is the next most common issue that can make or break a stepfamily.
That’s because these beautiful new relationships bring with them a background of grief.
So it’s important to give everyone the extra care, understanding, and commitment they deserve. Because everybody wants and expects the best outcome for all. You need tools and strategies to deal with the stress on all fronts, as well as patience. It takes time, but you can make this work. It’s worth it.
Hi, I’m Kay
I know exactly what it’s like being part of a stepfamily.
I’m a mother to 8 children of my own as well as stepmother to 4 from my first marriage and 3 from my second marriage. On top of that I’m the child of divorced parents who both remarried, so not only am I the stepchild, but I also have a half sister who is younger than my four older children.
In amongst this convoluted family setup, I run my own successful business (and have done for many years),
as well as being a partner in my husband’s business.
It gets VERY complicated.
Yes, it can work, and everyone does live happily ever after.
On the blog
Being a parent is hard, really hard, but being a step-parent is another whole level of hard. Stepfamilies have challenges that the biological family don’t and knowing about and preparing for these challenges gives you the best chance of having a family life...
Discipline is a major bone of contention in nearly all families, and in step families this is amplified by one of the members of the family not being biologically related to the child. It’s important to approach discipline as a stepparent with caution and clear...
Well, we all know our mothers never lied, right? In this case, she probably didn’t. She was just passing on to you, advice that she thought would make your life easier. She didn’t want you to get your hopes up, or expect too much. Number 1 I think we were all told:...