About Judy G

Judy helps step parents to feel like an intricate member of their stepfamily so they can have more relaxation time and a deeper connection to their partner and step children. After her personal experience as a childless stepmom ended in separation, she became a Certified Stepfamily Coach so she could help others who are in love stay together. Judy’s clients praise her for impartiality, being a good listener, and helping them achieve peace of mind. Check out her articles and interviews across the web.

Is 2015 the year your stepfamily will change for the better?

What is going to make 2015 different than 2014? Have you already asked yourself this question? If so, did you come up with a list of things you’re going to do differently? More importantly, did you talk to your spouse about … Continue reading

Life Showed Up and Now I’m Back

Hi! It’s been quite a while since I wrote. My intention with this post is to explain the reason for my absence and establish my connection with you. My intention is to build friendships here and lead others to personal and … Continue reading

Love, Betrayal, and Forgiveness

The other day, I shared some thoughts on my story. This entry is similar. Instead of random thoughts, though, I’m sharing deep feelings. There were times that I doubted he loved me. On many occasions, I told him that no … Continue reading

Thoughts about My Story

Writing and telling my story has been the toughest thing I’ve had to do for (and in) my business. At least a dozen times I’ve written, rewritten, and rewritten it. I’ve been asked often. It’s hard to know where to … Continue reading

Could You Turn Into a Wicked StepMother?

If you had asked me this when I moved in with my boyfriend (now ex) who had children, I would’ve laughed. It would’ve seemed like a joke – a play on the many fairy tales we all heard as children. … Continue reading

Practical Strategies for Dealing with the Kids’ Mom

Below is the original post on my 1st blog site, which was published in Nov 2010. I’m re-posting it here, with a few edits in order to improve the flow and readability of it. One big difference is that I replaced “biomom” … Continue reading

Why are my stepkids misbehaving?

There are many possible reasons children misbehave. This entry will look at one in particular. Plain and simple, they may be angry at life because their family divorced. They may not even be aware of it. Most kids have not developed … Continue reading

One Reason for a Failed Relationship

Lack of closure from the last relationship, AKA, incomplete grief, is one reason that relationships, particularly step couple relationships, don’t last. What is closure? It is emotional acceptance of being single again. True closure typically doesn’t include bitterness or resentment toward … Continue reading

Life Lesson in 1st Grade by my Dad

Today, I’m going to share a story from my past that has a valuable lesson attached. At the time of the story, and for years afterward, I had no idea of the impact it would have. In fact, it was … Continue reading

Strengthen your relationship with your partner and your step kids with this one factor

It was fun to talk with Peggy Nolan on The Stepmom’s Toolbox Blogtalk Radio Show. After only a couple days, my interview was #3 out of 765 in its category. Peggy is also a stepmom, as are her co-hosts, Teresa Thompson … Continue reading