Create a strong and healthy stepfamily,   one STEP at a time

Krista Giovara is a fifth-generation Northern California native, a wife, mother to four and stepmom to three.

After enduring an unexpected open heart surgery a few years back, Krista makes an effort to enjoy life to the fullest: spending time with her husband, their seven kids, wake surfing, fundraising for the League to Save Lake Tahoe and writing about it all.

She's learned a great deal from her 12 year journey as a stepmom of a large blended family and her goal is to share the many valuable lessons she's learned in the hopes of helping others better navigate the unique challenges of being a stepmom.

Check out her Instagram @KristaGiovara to learn more about her monthly contributions in StepMom Magazine. 

Here are some of the main points from Krista's interview:

  • How Krista approached parenting differently with her step/children from her own parents
  • Some of the mistakes she did while disciplining, and structuring her home
  • What were some of the aspects that made it difficult to parent 7 kids
  • The challenges of anxiety and overthinking
  • What helped her and her husband to see that they were actually on the same page
  • What happened when Krista’s ex-husband and her current husband’s ex-wife got together and became best friends
  • (the full version of this session runs 0:37:44)

    Create a 
    strong and healthy stepfamily, 
    one STEP at a time