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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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, I have a fake smile and my eyes appear to…

October 17, 2016
Mom 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 catch my breath. When my Mum died I found myself…

November 10, 2016
Mom Advice Parenting

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 be like that. There are actual ways to enjoy the…

December 5, 2016
Mom Stuff 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 started reaching for one. Her curiosity about the new food…

December 27, 2016
Mom Stuff Motherlucker 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 a first date. But when you start dating a man…

March 13, 2017
Blended Family Motherlucker Parenting

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 religion and some people, I think, just fear the unknown.…

April 13, 2017