Top Blogger Award From

25 01 2011


Check out the email I just received:

Dear Jacque,

I am pleased to inform you that your blog, “Becoming a Stepmom,” has been selected for’s first annual Top 10 Remarriage & Stepfamily Blogs List, recognizing your outstanding blog for the year 2010.

Our staff reviewed nearly 100 blogs about remarriage and stepfamily life, and determined that your blog is the best.  To be selected for our Top 10 Blogger List for 2010, we chose blogs that are the most informative, supportive, and inspiring for millions of remarried and stepfamilies, including our audience.

In our newly published article, “Top 10 Remarriage & Stepfamily Blogs for 2010,” featured on, we announce our top 10 list along with our quick assesement and rundown of what excites us most about your blog.

On behalf of millions of remarrieds and, thank you for producing your blog. I personally think it helps remarriages and stepfamilies succeed.


Paula Bisacre
WOW!!!! Thank you so much to Paula and her team. Another big thank you to all of my readers and to the listeners of my Stepmom Circles Podcasts. A HUGE thank you to my stepmom coaching clients. You inspire me every day with your courage and great big hearts. And of course, my husband, stepkids, and daughter deserve a big shout-out for giving me the inspiration to continue writing about stepfamily life and working with so many wonderful stepmoms all around the globe.

Interview with reMarriage Magazine Founder Paula Bisacre

22 01 2009

remarriage-master-logo-wwwI recently interviewed Paula Bisacre, the founder of the reMarriage magazine, an online resource for remarried families. Below is an excerpt from the interview. To read the entire thing, visit my other blog, Smackdown Your Inner Critic.

“I surround myself with positive, motivating people and resources. We recently had a conversation about how it sometimes feels like the work you have to do on yourself never ends. When you’re tired, how do you refresh your energy to continue your journey to self-actualization? I seek out positive support systems, e.g., people, books, and ideas. Transformation and changing old habits and attitudes is very hard work. It is good to find a person who is experiencing similar changes in his or her life so you can support and help each other through the times when you are tired. If you don’t know someone like this, take a walk, look at the stars, listen to music or a CD. Remember the big picture. And, I think about the words of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, “Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.” (source: Jack Canfield’s Key to Living the Law of Attraction)