StepLife - Stepmom Coaching and Support has evolved from my experience as a stepmom and my work in Adult Education. I'm really excited about this work and have met some incredible women who share my passion for helping others, lifelong learning, and supporting women who mother, in any and every capacity!
I trained as an Elementary Educator before going on to pursue my Masters in Education, and am now completing my Ph.D. in Adult Education. I have years of experience in teaching adults, and am now bringing those skills to stepmoms - local, national, and international - as they learn to navigate this challenging role and the complex relationships involved.
I live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with my incredible partner M, and on most weekends we share our home with his two sweet kids, O and W. Our little family is completed by Prudence, a cream-loving, yarn-chasing feline.
Early in my relationship with M, I realized that "dating a man with kids" was not going to be as simple as I had thought, and despite his support, there were (and continue to be) lots of questions, challenges, and deep reflection! However, once I connected with my mentor and stepmom coach, I realized that I was not alone, and that there were many techniques available to help me find my way along this stepparent journey.
Whether it's one phone call or email, or several sessions, I look forward to chatting with you about your experiences and helping you to move forward and feel successful as a stepmom, for your family, your marriage, and mostly, for you!
Erin Careless (B.A.(Hon.), B.Ed., M.A.Ed., Ph.D. candidate)
Certified Stepfamily Coach (from Stepfamily-Help)