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Stepmoms, how would you answer that question?

Is your partner’s Ex-wife a friend or a foe?

What type of relationship do you desire with the Ex?

Lots of questions, complaints, frustrations, and in some cases peace, surrond the topic of our spouse’s Ex.

Dealing with the Ex is a tough yet important topic. Like it or not, she is a part of the package deal when you said “I do!” When you committed to this relationship with a man with kids, you got your true love, his children and his Ex. She is the mother of our stepchildren and it’s vital that we learn to navigate that relationship regardless of how murky the waters seem.

The truth is that the Ex dictates the nature of our relationship with her but we have the power to control how we are impacted by her words and actions. As stepmoms, it’s so important to gain tools to work with the Ex for our sake and for the sake of our relationship and our stepkids.

Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge, co-authors of The Smart StepMom, are addressing this topic in their upcoming Webinar: The Ex-Wife-In-Law: Friend or Foe!

Mark your calendar for this 90 minute Webinar. It is Tuesday, March 8th at 8pm EST.

I’m rewarding two lucky readers with a free ticket to attend this webinar.

Leave a comment or question regarding the Ex to win. I’ll choose two winners at 8pm, Sunday, March 6th. This gives those who don’t win a chance to sign up and attend. This is one Webinar you don’t want to miss.

So let’s hear it! What are your Ex stories, struggles, concerns, questions, comments????

Thank you to everyone who posted a question to enter to win a ticket to Ron L. Deal’s Webinar – Becoming A Team: Stepfamily Parenting. And the winner is…..

Amy, who posted this question:

This is a question regarding parenting from one household to another. What is the most effective way to get kids back into the habit of using general manners when they are not practicing them in the other home? As well as staying unified on how to go about coaching them to use their manners.

Everyone’s questions are important. Each question is very important to the person and family asking it. Therefore, to be fair I truly drew a name out of a hat. Or rather, I had my one son draw the name. I did forward all of the questions to Ron and they may be addressed during his Webinar.

Even if you didn’t win, consider registering for this wonderful Webinar. The cost is $9.95 and it is a very small investment to make in the health of your marriage and your stepfamily.

Click Here to Register

Thanks again to everyone who entered. I am so in awe of all of you wonderful stepmammas and your commitment to your partner and family. Press on my friends.

Are you and your mate on the same team when it comes to your parenting styles?

Often, we can be madly in love with our spouse yet be madly at odds with their outlook on parenting.

Differing views on how to parent your blended family can cause real issues in a marriage between two people who truly love one another. And as stepmoms, we not only partner with our spouse to parent the kids, we also have to partner with our husband’s ex-wife. There are many dynamics to manage.

Just as people, especially children, are always evolving our parenting style also has to evolve. And it is imperative for our relationship that both ourselves and our mate are on the same page.

Ron L. Deal, of Successful Stepfamilies, recognizes the disconnect some couples have in parenting their blended family. He, like myself, is committed to helping stepfamilies thrive. To address the questions stepcouples have in parenting, Ron is hosting Becoming A Team: Stepfamily Parenting Webinar, this Tuesday evening (January 25th) at 8pm EST.

You and your spouse can participate in the Webinar and gain the benefit of Ron’s wealth of information from the comfort of your own home. The cost is $9.95 and it’s a very, very small investment to make in the health of your marriage and in your stepfamily.

Ron is giving you a chance to win a free ticket to this Webinar by sharing your questions.

Just post a question you have about stepparenting, and you could win one free ticket to attend (one ticket gets access for you and your mate). The winner will be announced on Monday, January 24th at 4PM EST.

Honestly, many issues are very delicate to discuss with your mate. This is especially true if it involves something regarding their kids only. Having a question or concern addressed by a third party, like Ron, is a great way to start a discussion in a neutral way. My husband and I have had many productive conversations regarding tough issues in parenting our six kids after reading chapters in Ron’s The Smart Stepfamily and listening to him on various radio talk shows.

There is truly power in discussing a topic with your spouse when you both hear about it from a third party.  Yes, “how do you feel that applies to our family?” is a great line to open up dialogue with your spouse.

My husband and I will be attending the Webinar and I invite you to as well. Can’t wait to read your questions and share them all with Ron.

Register Here for Becoming a Team: Stepfamily Parenting Webinar

Post your questions here for a chance to win!!!!! (Please note, that posting a question does not guarantee it will be addressed at the webinar. Howerver, Ron will address as many questions that stepfamilies face as possible in his live webinar. I urge you to leave your question or multiple questions below. Each question enters you for a chance to win a free ticket!)

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