Let’s get your extended family back on solid ground.

The Family Turf was created as a safe haven for all extended, blended, and mixed families. Join our community today and start learning how your family can go from surviving to thriving.

Welcome to The Family Turf

Let’s be real – families can be difficult no matter how they are composed. However, extended families often pose an even greater challenge for all those involved.

That’s exactly why this site exists. To provide resources and guidance when the tough times come up. For people to support one another and share what they have learned.

It’s not just for adults, either! Children are welcome to connect with us and share their experiences, perspectives, comments, and questions as well.

Our aim is to grow a support network for people across the world, so that more families are happy and we can all feel more at home.

Hi, my name is Celeste.

A few years ago I began a relationship with Kevin, who had a very young daughter. I knew going in that I wanted to be a great role model and, eventually, a great step-mother.

But I could not find the resources to help ease my fears and concerns. I would search online and be overwhelmed by page after page of negative stereotypes about the “evil stepmother” or forums where everyone was just venting.

So I took matters into my own hands. I formed a support group for stepmothers, began taking life coaching courses, and researched everything I could about extended families.

I longed to break down the stereotype of a “broken home” and replace it with a positive image of extended families.

So I created The Family Turf, and began coaching others who struggled with the same issues I did. Please join in and make yourself at home! If you’re in need of more direct help, take a look at my Coaching page to see how we can work together.

The Latest From Celeste’s Blog

Keeping The Peace (Our Strategies for Co-Parenting with Bio-Mom)

Hey everyone! I’ve written a guest blog for Bonus Families entitled Keeping the Peace (Our Strategies for Co-Parenting with Bio-Mom) Please click on the link above to view it, or head to: https://bonusfamilies.com/guest-blog-celeste-thefamilyturf/ Thanks so much! Celeste

5 Truths For When You’re Jealous on Mother’s Day.

So here it is, the inevitable Mothers’ Day post from a Stepmom.
First, let me drop a truth bomb about Mothers’ day from a Stepmom’s perspective…

The Family Turf was created as a safe haven for all extended, blended, and mixed families. Join our community today and start learning how your family can go from surviving to thriving.