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Do you feel like being a Being a "Grown Up Adult" is just HARD?

I want to offer to you that if life feels tough right now I think it might feel hard to you right now because it is hard. 

If you are feeling this way -- I get it.  I understand.

I don't know everything but I do KNOW that adulting is sometimes just much harder than I expected. In fact, if people were honest with us about how tough some parts of life can be I'm not sure most of us would agree to do it. 

What are those hard things, relationships, career, happiness, raising kids, grief and loss. It's hard stuff. 

And in my experience it was hard to figure out who to ask for help. 

I felt like since I was an adult ... I should just know how to do all these things. Except I didn't. I found myself looking for an adultier adult to help me find my way. 

Today, I am that adultier adult. I help adults like you who are craving more happiness and calm create the life you desire for yourself. 

Amy Stone

Author, Podcaster, Mentor and Coach 

Amy is a professional and confident coach. She has great intuition and was spot on with all her questions. She helped me gain insight in what was holding me back from my goal. I highly recommend her!

TJ

Coaching Client

Three channels to choose from based on your own life and desires.

Coaching and Tools For Stepparents


One of the toughest early roles that I found myself struggling with was "stepparent."

Today I believe that it is possible to be a happy stepparent.

Not in two decades, not when the stepkids move out, not when [insert whatever miracle you are waiting for may happen]. 

I think it's possible much sooner than that. Maybe even today.

Would it feel good to come home to a loving partner and family where you felt seen, heard, and loved?

When we decide to get married to a person who has kids most of us have a vision of our future happy selves in our happily-ever-after dream family.

Sometimes the reality of the work it takes to create that family smacks us hard in the face.

It doesn't have to be this way.  It is possible to be happy and calm in a blended family.

Imagine for a minute...

  • Less conflict with children, stepchildren, partners, in-laws, or exes 
  • Feeling empowered in your identity in your family
  • Feeling relaxed, comfortable and at peace in your home (even when your step-kids are there or on transition days)
  • Feeling in control of your time and calendar and being able to plan ahead without stress or anxiety

Stepparent Success School

What if you had all the tools to construct your perfect family ...think of it like when you were a kid and you built things with legos.

This is what I have tried to create with Stepparent Success School. What are the tools, strategies and ideas that stepparents need to create the life they deeply desire. 

Stepparent Survival Kit

Support and community For Adults

My experience as a stepmom is just that...my personal experience. 

When I began to dig into the work of creating the curriculum for my coaching a weird thing happened. I became super passionate about the work. 

Why? Because it shouldn't be this hard. Stepparents shouldn't be this under supported.

The data is there to show us that a large number of families are blended families or stepfamilies. Pew Research estimates 40% and that has been the number for three decades. (click this link for source) .

I don't have a magic wand to change "everything." 

Being a stepparent and a parent is actually just one part of who I am.

A full and happy life for me goes much deeper than just my experience as a stepparent, a parent, a spouse, a runner, an entrepreneur. 

After several years of coaching stepparents I wanted to create a community. A place where people can come together to work on personal development with me. But creating a community limited to stepparents felt the opposite of correct.  Building a community where stepparents were not just included but invited felt much better. 

I call this project Imperfect Adulting. Be sure to check out The Village It's a community experience open to stepparents, divorced parents, single parents and all adults who are interested in personal development and looking to level up in all ways in their lives. 

Support for Service-Based Entrepreneurs

I followed the instructions. I went to college and got a degree and then a job, got married and then I had kids. While I was an employee I listened to the news about women with kids struggling to stay in the workforce and balancing work and family. I thought I understood it and then I had my own kids. 

And like a 2by4 to the forehead overnight I realized why so many women who have kids become freelancers, gig employees and entrepreneurs in service based businesses. 

Create your own camelot is where I will talk about my experience with this. What I've learned and how people in this stage of life can help to support each other. 

About Amy Stone

Amy Stone is a certified Life Coach. She helps stepparents create the life and home they crave. She is a wife, a mom, a stepmom, a runner, a triathlete, a writer, a podcaster, and a coach. Her kids are just about almost adults and her stepkids are grown and flown. She brings over 20 years of real-world experience in a blended family to her coaching work. She is a self-proclaimed blended family expert and a high-conflict family communications ninja.  

She shares authentic personal experiences and unapologetically advocates for empowerment and happiness for stepparents who are on their own unique blended-family journey.

Learn More about Amy

How can I help you feel happier, today?

I have two types of support that I offer. I create FREE written and audio resources.  You can read articles here and you can also pick up my book. I also offer 1:1 personalized coaching. And there are self-directed educational products that you can purchase.

Coaching

The fastest improvement often comes from coaching. My coaching is personal and 1-1.  Packages start at six weeks. We start with a no-risk call. Click the link to learn more. 

Podcast

If you are not quite ready for coaching but want to get to know Amy and her style. You can listen to her audio podcast.

What Clients Say

I felt comfortable with Amy when I first saw her.  I felt like right away I could tell her anything without the fear of judgment.  She gave me practical tips and advice on how to navigate my situation.  I'm more confident of how to tackle that issue head on when it comes my way.  Thank you Amy for coaching me.

"AH" Coaching Client

You may have seen or heard Amy Stone here ...

Amy appears on podcasts and speaks as often as possible on a variety of topics around blended families, relationships, families and other fun stuff. These are some links to podcasts where she was a guest.

Mamahood after Trauma

The Stroke It Podcast


The Boss-Moms Podcast with Dana Malstaff

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The Love Is us Podcast with Dr. Karin Calde


Raising Middle School Girls


Take the Leap with Colleen Biggs

Take the Leap Podcast

Take the Leap Podcast

Partnership Aligned with Elena Israel

Partnership Aligned Podcast

Partnership Aligned Podcast

The Kris and Kristine Show

The Kris and Kristine Show

The Kris and Kristine Show

Week by Week Podcast with Celeste

Amy Stone a guest on Week by Week Podcast

Toxic Person Proof with Sarah K. Ramsey

Toxic Person Proof

Amy Stone guest on Toxic Person Proof Podcast

All in the family ... no really ALL of us. With Debbie Harrell

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New world Normal

Imperfect Mellow with Cecilia Bravo

Listen Here

Imperfect Mellow Podcast Amy Stone

Imperfect Mellow Podcast Amy Stone

The Parenting Reset Show with Therese Connolly

The Parenting Reset Show

Heart and Hustle with Paulette Rees-Denis

Heart and Hustle

What to Say When Things Get Tough with Leonard Greenberger

Listen to Amy on the What to Say when Things get tough podcast

Listen to Amy on the What to Say when Things get tough podcast

Social Siren Podcast with Jessica Riedy

Listen to Amy on the Social Siren Podcast

Listen to Amy on the Social Siren Podcast

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Got Conflict? 

Conflict in blended families can happen. Actually it can happen in any group. The good news is that improved communication  can help. Here are 7 Tips to improve communication and reduce conflict.

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