Positively Paula

Falling Forward on Your Stepfamily Journey

Monday, September 27, 2010
I admit it; I've fallen. I haven't written in this blog for too long of a time. Today I am recommitting to write several times a week for those who are in a remarriage and/or stepfamily. I thank those of you who wrote to say that RemarriageWorks.com has been really helpful. You've inspired me, too. With the onset of this beautiful autumn season, my change starts now. And, I challenge you to make a positive change in your stepfamily life.

We've all had some personal failings due to a myriad of reasons. Perhaps you have read that instituting a regular stepfamily meeting can help the members in your blended family communicate. But, you didn't want to force the issue when a teenager balked at the idea.

Maybe you and/or your spouse had every good intention of talking to a counselor, therapist or stepfamily coach about finding some solutions for relationship problems in your blended family, but you rested in a comfort zone of "not believing in counseling."

Or, could it be possible that you've been meaning to take time out of your busy day to take your stepchild for an ice cream or shopping trip, and your work just got in the way yet again? I've been there and done that. Many times I've fallen.

The good news is that we have the gift of falling forward. If we wake up in the morning, we have the choice of starting over or trying again. I've failed at blogging regularly; and, I've also failed at some things as a mom and stepmom. It's time to move forward. While we get to "fall back" with our clocks this autumn, maybe we could all benefit from falling forward, moving in a positive direction, and recommitting to some actions that would be good for us and our stepfamilies.



Recent Posts


Tags

remarrying bride second marriage after divorce stepmotherhood child support marry stepdad second weddings relationship questions stepfathers wedding invite father rights co-parenting family stepfamily coach stepfamilies with special needs kids stepfamily challenges stepfamily experience bonus mom exes remarriage journey step-grandparents NARME family therapist encore brides RemarriageWorks blended divorcing family law judge stepfamily meeting freedmont mortgage christy borgeld remarrying stepfamily counselor second wedding encore bridal dress Father's Day familymoon Garter Brides second time around second wedding planning marrying USABFA remarriages stepkids shared joint custody stepfamily with a special needs child custody battle carl delmont custody lawyer wedding invite wording blending stepfamily brady bunch stepmom second wedding invitations stepfamily counseling Mother's Day IDEALS of Kentucky weddings and children Chuck Semich stepfamily issues wedding invitations remarriage alimony stepmothers second honeymoon stepson Yaffa Balsam blending families fatherhood family court step parent marriage education national stepfamily summit Northern Virginia Mediation Service stepparents blending your credit histories remarrying brides mediation stepparenting children family law attorney marriage stepson's national stepfamily day foundation mediators stepfamily names joint custody step-grandma wedding invitation wording the garter brides remarries step family divorced Stepmom's Toolbox stepdaughter stepfamily advice blended family encore bridal specialist family matters problems in your remarriage stepbrother love for grown-ups late wife's family relationships Mrs. Delaware financial problems stepfamily life stepfamilies carla david design DIY wedding invitations family law court post divorce therapist separation journaling remarry stepfamily relationships divorce mediation stepsons stepdads United States Blended Family Association widowhood Justice Harvey Brownstone para-kin.com previous marriages custody remarried blended families separated stepfamily support group Kim Olver co-parenting plan stepchild widowed encore wedding stepparent stepfamily terms divorce stepmom's stepmoms-to-be professional mediation stepmother National Stepfamily Day wedding invitation remarriage works merging two families stepfather Stepmoms Toolbox ex stepchildren judge's verdict stepmoms families United States of America Blended Family Association second marriages Journal for Stepmoms spouse remarried with kids

Archive

Tell Us More About Your Second Wedding!

1. How much did you spend on your second wedding?

$0 - 1,000
$1,001 - 5,000
$5,001 - 10,000
$10,001 - 20,000
$20,001 or more

 

Here's What You're Saying

“I find your site extremely helpful and resourceful in dealing with the many and daily issues of parenting, co-parenting and life issues that come along.” –J.P.

“I love the information you all provide. The magazine was so helpful in trying to navigate the remarriage with kids territory. Thank you for all of your information and inspiration you provide.” –K.W.

“Have I mentioned HOW MUCH I love your site?!?!? It's really cool. . . . I'm getting married to a man that has two kiddos, and it's quite a lifestyle change for me!” –M.M.

Win a Copy of
Eat, Drink and Remarry

This is not your mother’s second wedding! Getting married again? Wondering why the planning is harder than you thought it was going to be? Enter to win a copy of Eat, Drink and Remarry by Stacey Tucker!


Tweets from RemarriageWorks!