Since we’re all spending more time at home these days, we have more time to be creative and try new things. Something that I enjoy is coloring in adult coloring books. Personally, I’ve found that when I’m upset and ruminating over something, coloring redirects my thoughts to the present. I focus on whatever I’m coloring,
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” -Josh Billings My husband and I waited two months after we got married to adopt Romeo, our dog, from a local rescue. My husband fell in love with him when we saw him at an adoption event. We found out that the adorable small
Elizabeth Mosaidis was featured in the Most Inspiring Stories section of Voyage Phoenix Magazine. She shared her story of how she started The Stepmom Project. Read the complete story here!
“It’s not the load that breaks you down; it’s the way you carry it.” -Lou Holtz, American football player and coach One of the most common issues stepmoms have is overcoming overload. I’ve found that stepmoms are overwhelmed with trying to balance their stepmom role with their work life and social commitments. It’s impossible to
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” -Wayne Dyer Considerable research has been done on the power of gratitude. We know that expressing gratitude has numerous benefits, such as reducing stress and improving sleep. In fact, according to a survey conducted by Janice Kaplan, author of
I was one of 98 women across the United States selected to take part in an incredible Maxx You Project Changing Room Experience through T.J. Maxx. The project is all about embracing change and supporting others through change. In my essay submission, I wrote about the changes I went through when I got married and
As stepmoms, it is inevitable that we’re going to be criticized. Our stepchildren’s mom may call our decisions into question, our stepchildren may criticize our cooking skills, or just the way we run our household in general. Even other parents on the soccer team can be critical of what we do or don’t do. Everyone
Elizabeth Mosaidis was featured in The East Valley Tribune for her Mother’s Day Project for stepmoms. Read the complete story here.
A recent study found that reading reduces stress. In fact, reading just six minutes per day reduces stress levels by 68 percent, according to a study by the University of Sussex in England. As an avid reader, I love finding facts like this that prove the benefits of reading. Now, if I need justification for
Mother’s Day can be bittersweet for stepmoms. Will we be acknowledged on Mother’s Day? Will our stepchild and/or spouse give us a card or let us know that they appreciate us? As we all know, Mother’s Day can be a beautiful day where we spend time with our loved ones, or it can be an