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Hey there! Welcome to Lattes and Life Lessons

Welcome! I'm so happy you're visiting. Everything you need to know is listed below, but if you still have questions, you are more than welcome to send me an email! :)

About Me

My name is Chantel and I am the author/creator of Lattes and Life Lessons.

I'm passionate about helping you feel comfortable, relaxed, and secure with who you are as a stepmother and help you embrace your "flaws" - whatever those may be. I am sharing my experiences in hopes that it will help and/or inspire you. 

My favorite colors are blue, purple, red, and black. I have one dog, one cat, one fish, and one snake. I have an amazing stepson whom I love with all my heart; I have been in my common-law relationship for four years (April 21, 2014<3); I write, hike, read every chance I get, collect children's books, and I'm Canadian, born and raised in a small-town within beautiful British Columbia where I still reside. Learn more here.

About This Site

I started this blog as a way to vent and more importantly, to empower and support fellow stepmamas,voice my children's rights and shared-parenting advocacy, and to motivate those who are going through their own battles.  To learn more click here.

Popular Posts

Here are a few of my popular posts. Click on any title to read the article.

Navigating this site

Most likely you're on your phone while you're visiting here so I've tried to make the site as mobile friendly as it can be. Desktop and tablet versions are very easy to navigate.


The menu can be found at the top of any page. On a mobile device, just click on the stack of lines in the left corner of the (light) purple bars (below the website title), then the drop-down menu will appear. Choose what you want to see from that. 


at any time you can click the ^ icon located on the bottom right side of the screen and you be taken to the top of the page automatically without having to scroll. Similarly, in the same bottom right corner, you should see a "bell" icon, by pressing that icon, it will open a  pop-up box where you can subscribe to this blog. To close it, press the "X".

If I missed anything, and you are still having trouble finding something, please let me know so that I may help you and add it to this list.


If you wish to subscribe, you can do this multiple ways. 1. You can enter your email in the subscription box either at the top of the page, or on the bottom. 2. You see that tiny little arrow close to the bottom on the right side of your screen (right above the light purple share icons), by clicking that, it will open up a box where you can subscribe by clicking the button! :)

Let's be Social

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Contact Me

Have a question, comment, suggestion, or business inquiry? Send me an email at or check out the contact page here.

Trolls and negative Nancy's are not welcome here. Negative or combative comments will be deleted and commenters will be banned.  This is a site for positive vibes only. ~ Thanks!