5 Fantastic Resources For Step-Parents & Blended Families

I’ve been a step-parent for 10 years now.

At the time, there were very few resources at my disposal. I did buy some books, but very few people spoke about the highs and lows of being a step-parent and I kind of felt that I had to just get on with it and muddle through as best I could.

Thankfully, people are much more open and honest about their step-parenting journey and it is certainly something I want to write more about.

For now, I am going to share some of my favourite resources with you, personally, I don’t think they are just for step-parents, I believe anyone who knows a step-parent would benefit from them.

Step-parenting can be very different from parenting, so, to all my fellow step-parents, I know it may feel like it sometimes, but you are not alone.


I’ve spoken about Blended recently. For me, Kate Ferdinand was the first person in the public eye to speak openly about step-parenting and went on to start the Blended Instagram page and podcast.

The Instagram page also shares a number of other useful resources which I have listed below.

Blended Family Frappe

This is another favourite of mine. I signed up to the emails from Maarit and sometimes, they arrive just when you need them. I love their no-nonsense approach and has made me feel less alone on my journey.

Stepmum Space

I’ve only recently discovered this page and I am so glad I did. Kate is a coach, provides workshops and also has a podcast where people talk about their own experiences. One episode, in particular, resonated with me so much, that although I cried, I felt so vindicated, like I had finally been seen and heard. I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing more from Stepmum Space.

The Worthy StepMom

Monica is a coach who works with Step-mums. I really love the inspirational quotes that she shares on her page, she opens up conversations about big and sometimes uncomfortable topics and I find myself often nodding frantically in agreement.

Happy Steps

Dr Lisa Doodson is a psychologist and stepfamily expert. She has written a book called “How to be a happy step mum” and also provides workshops. Her page gives advice and also opens up discussions on the many difficult topics that can arise with step-parenting.

2023-02-16 13:04:07

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