Zoe Hardy
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Zoe Hardy

After falling in love with a divorced dad of 2, Zoë quickly realized that shit got real, fast. Now she lives in the suburbs of Ontario, Canada where she’s a stay at home mom to a 2 year old, a stepmom to 2 preteens and a wife to the sexiest man she knows. She is a self proclaimed glorified babysitter that relies on humour, love and a touch of wine to manage the sometimes chaotic and unpredictable life of a blended family. Zoë uses her love of writing to share her family stories in the hopes that it will help and empower other Stepmoms and Moms.

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    Advice New Mom

    Battling My Inner Pinterest Mom

    Looking through the photos from our daughter’s first birthday party, I noticed something was missing. It was me. Out of the stacks of photos we had, I only appeared in one. I look tired,…

    October 17, 2016
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    Advice Parenting

    I Miss My Mom

    There are literally no words or combinations of words I could use to properly convey how much I miss my Mum. Sometimes it doesn’t feel real and sometimes it’s so painful I struggle to…

    November 10, 2016
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    Blended Family

    Blended Families and The Holiday Season

    “It’s the most wonderful of the year…” Oh, the holidays. The time of year when your stress meter spikes into “I’m going to lose my shit at any minute” level. It doesn’t have to…

    December 5, 2016
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    Food Parenting

    Are There Tree Nuts In That?

    It all started on a sunny vacation in Florida. We were out for a walk when we decided to purchase a package of cashews as a light snack. My daughter who was one-and-a-half immediately…

    December 27, 2016
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    Blended Family Parenting

    When 2 + 1 = 5

    One of the questions I asked my husband on our first date was “Do you want to have any more kids?” I know what you’re thinking. That’s a pretty risky thing to ask on…

    March 13, 2017
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    Blended Family

    Stepmommy Judging

    For some people, hearing the word stepmom makes them cringe. I don’t know why this happens. Some people blame it on Disney, some people say it’s from “personal experience,” some insinuate it’s because of…

    April 13, 2017
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    Mom Stuff

    Self Love

      I grew up in a feminist household. My mum was a highly regarded published chemist who constantly endured the battle of the sexes in an industry that was dominated by men. She instilled…

    May 29, 2017
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    New Mom

    In The Thick Of It

    In early May we welcomed our beautiful son. To my surprise, the transition in adding him to our family didn’t go as smooth as I thought it would. Over the last couple of months,…

    August 3, 2017
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    Blended Family

    Blended Families & The Holiday Season

    “It’s the most wonderful of the year…” Oh, the holidays. The time of year when your stress meter spikes into “I’m going to lose my shit at any minute” level. It doesn’t have to…

    December 14, 2017