In 2014 when my Husband and I began dating, I was totally unprepared for all that encompasses being a member of a Blended family. My parents are still married and so are my Husband’s parents. Needless to say, navigating our “new normal” was uncharted territory for both of us.
My Husband is a Father of 3. But when we began to experience the hardships of parental alienation and unsuccessful attempts at justice in family court, I knew we needed support. Aside from a few friends, I rarely let on about the stress of a high-conflict co-parenting situation. We all want to project perfect lives, when in fact, many of ours is far from it.
In 2016, when I officially became a Bonus Mom, I was compelled to create a space for people like me. My journey to achieving peace was a long one and I am determined to make sure that others have a strong support system and a blueprint to make their transitions less tumultuous.
As a Stepfamily Coach and a Stepmom, I have the unique vantage point of both professional and personal experience. In just a few short years, I have built a successful coaching business and I’ve launched one of the most recognizable brands in the #blendedfamily niche, Blended and Black. I have spent much time focusing on the family unit, however, as a Stepmom, I recognize that our needs are unique and must be addressed in an isolated fashion. VIP Stepmom serves as your new hub for all things Stepmom related. My vision is for this to be a space where women from all races, backgrounds, ages, and perspectives can congregate on common ground: How To Be An Unbothered Stepmom.
The world needs more Naja's
I had no experience in dealing with a high conflict ex. I came to Naja for support, guidance and reassurance. My relationship with my Husband is better because of her support. The world would be an infinitely better place if there were more women like Naja in it
Naja is gifted
I have been a part of many blended family forums, but Naja is by far the most passionate about the subject. She has so much love and knowledge and the only explanation is that she has been given a true gift.
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I know I’m Crazy podcast, hosted by Naja Hall focuses on divorce, coparenting, steparenting, childhood trauma and emotional wellness by putting a light-hearted spin on very serious topics. As a well-known Life Coach, author and curator of one of the largest blended family platforms, Naja has a knack for providing resources that guide people through some of life’s toughest moments in a relatable way. Her unique way of simplifying complex subject-matter is a special gift and her ability to connect makes everyone feel right at home. Naja resides in New York City. She is a Wife and a Stepmom of 3. Listen, we’re all a little CRAZY, so let’s get CRAZY together!
Had I know then, what I know now….I still would\’ve done it. I\’d have done it way different, but I\’d still choose to be right here, right now.