Step Parenting Resources to Help You

Step Parenting Resources to Help You

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce No matter where you are on the journey of stepparenting, there are moments when you stop and wonder what you’ve signed on for. I’ve compiled a list of resources here to help, and I’m always happy to talk to stepmoms and...
The Challenges of Being a Stepparent

The Challenges of Being a Stepparent

Getting Real With Shadra Bruce Parenting, as rewarding as it is, can be a tough job. There are a lot of demands and pressures that go with raising kids, but they are often offset by the enormous fulfillment that comes from raising children. Stepparenting is even...
It’s Not Always Easy Being a StepMom

It’s Not Always Easy Being a StepMom

I often write about being a stepmom from the point of view I have now. Right now, I have three step kids, ages 20, 20, and 24. Right now, I am the only mom in their life and we consider ourselves an integral and closely connected family. Right now, I don’t even...
25 Rules for Being a GOOD StepMom

25 Rules for Being a GOOD StepMom

Getting Real with Shadra Bruce I am very lucky to have been involved in the raising of five wonderful children, two of whom are my birth children (an 11-year old son and an 8-year old daughter) and three that I inherited by marrying their father, who retained custody...