Welcome to Sisterhood
Amy became part of a blended family in 2006. Amy has two children, and three stepchildren. She began to realize the issues that blended families face and the need for basic tools and resources. That’s when Amy’s passion to help other families prompted her to form and found Blended & Bonded in 2011. Her mission is to connect blended families to professional resources which can assist them with the common challenges blended families face. She resides in Oklahoma.
Websites: Blended & Bonded
Gayla is an author, speaker, stepfamily coach, and founder of Step Parenting with Grace. Having survived the trenches of stepparenting, she is passionate about helping other stepfamilies. She is a mom and stepmom to five, including an “ours” child still at home. A bi-monthly columnist for Parenting Teens on blended families, co-author of Unwrapping the Gift of Stepfamily Peace and Quiet Moments for the Stepmom Soul, she resides in Shreveport, LA with her husband of 20 years.
Websites: Stepparenting with Grace
Carrie (McNair) Soares grew up the Chicago suburbs and has lived in Bloomington, IL, since 1995. A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Psychology, Carrie has experience in several fields, including work in a Christian counseling center. Recently, she has collaborated with other professionals in the Sisterhood of Stepmoms ministry, organizing and facilitating retreats in St. Louis, Dallas, and Normal, IL. Carrie’s service in coordinating events has made her an integral part of the team, reaching other stepmoms with support and encouragement from her practical experiences as a stepmom of nearly 12 years.
Heather is an author, speaker, life coach and the founder of CafeSmom. As a full-time stepmom her passion is to help stepmothers define their own positive path to success. Heather brings positive resources, encouragement, and support to stepmothers while also speaking on divorce recovery and stepfamily issues. She is also the co-author of Unwrapping The Gift of Stepfamily Peace. She resides in Cleveland, OH with her husband, four children, and two stepchildren.