The Ultimate Guide to Stepparenting Through the Holidays

November 19, 2019 at 8 PM CST

LIVE WORKSHOP with Kristen Skiles
Including Live Q&A


In This Masterclass



How to Combat the Complicated Emotions that Surface

Wondering where the joy and magic is that a Hallmark movie promised? Or maybe you feel like an outsider in your own home around the holidays? And wouldn't it be easier if you just had a little bit of control? We'll work through all of these and more.


How to Avoid the Drama of the Holiday Schedule

Get ahead of the drama and set your holiday schedule NOW! We'll walk through strategies for having these conversations and coming out ahead. Plus, I'll even give you a list of the most common holiday custody schedules! 


How to Blend Traditions & Make Everyone Happy

Does your partner's family love to carol but you refuse to give up your tradition of giving back during the holiday season? Learn how to blend traditions without causing schedule overwhelm or resentment!


How to Love (instead of dread!) the Holidays Again

Say goodbye to Stepmom Scrooge and all of the drama of holidays past and learn how to find and embrace the magic this holiday season! 

"I just wanted to personally thank you... This was the first [holiday] in about 5 yrs that I haven't either cried/total meltdown or felt unloved. My kids relationship with their mom now is really good and she has her act together. So I'm not the focus but have been in the past so this holiday often is hard for me. But, [you] reminded me that I'm not unloved... So thank you for making my [holiday] better than I expected."


Say "Bye-Bye" to Bah Humbug.

The holidays should be filled with joy and fun memories, but instead, for many stepmoms, it's a season filled with sadness, chaos, and reminders of the nuclear family their partners once had. 

The schedule is chaotic, there's competition over gifts, traditions are often lost in the mix of blending, and resentment is running high.

As a little girl, you probably didn't dream of becoming a stepmom; sharing custody during the holidays wasn't part of your "happily ever after." But, there is so much magic to be found when you can gain back control, learn how to sidestep common struggles, and actively create the outcomes you want.

Are you ready to enjoy the holidays this year?

A Note From Kristen...

Hey there, I'm Kristen! And I'm preparing for my 30th holiday season in a stepfamily.

It hasn't always been easy. My parents divorced when I was 2, and even before then, my mom shared custody of my sister.

From an early age, I learned how to share during the holidays, how to find the magic despite the chaos, and the special secret about stepfamilies during the holidays.

Even though I'm a stepmom with divorced parents of my own (do you know how many Christmas celebrations we have each year?!), I am absolutely cuckoo for the holiday season.

I'm ready to help you navigate the holiday season this year and come out a little crazier for this time of year too, if you'll let me...