Amy Ambrozich

Amy grew up in NW Indiana and moved to Central Ohio after marrying her husband, Mike, 30+ years ago. Together they raised three kids, Kaytee, Nick, and Joey, all of whom have successfully launched into adulthood and careers. She is a parenting and stepfamily coach, specializing in stepcouples coaching. After many years as a stay-at-home mom, she discovered her passion for coaching and teaching parent workshops through the Worthington Schools. Amy became a dual-certified Active Parenting facilitator (K-5 & Teens) and a certified Stepfamily Help coach. To fulfill her love of coaching stepcouples she recently became a recognized SMART STEPFAMILY therapy provider. This allows her to share even more "support and strategies for your stepfamily's success!" Amy credits her parents, Joe and Elaine, for being her inspiration and role model for strong parenting partnerships and parenting with intention. It serves as the basis for all her coaching programs. She can be reached at
Step family reset

The Stepfamily Reset

The Stepfamily Reset “If I had only known, I may not have signed on for this stepfamily life!” Time and again, stepparents say they had absolutely no idea just how challenging blended family life would...
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Stepfamily Life…After the Honeymoon

You meet, you begin dating, and you purposely take things slow as you think about becoming a stepfamily because of a million little reasons (and some not so little – like a high conflict...

Do You Want Your Kids to Listen Better? Avoid These 3 Things!

Communication is an important part of any relationship, but it can be a challenge at times! When we communicate effectively, it allows kids and the people in our lives to listen better.  One of the...

Stepfamily “Switch Day” Strategies

Stepfamily life is hard sometimes. There's just no other way to put it. The good news is, you're not alone trying to figure this out. In fact, more and more stepfamily topics are coming...

Becoming a Stepfamily…One Child’s Journey

The beginning of a new stepfamily is rarely a smooth transition. In fact, for each member of the stepfamily the journey begins well before the stepcouple ever meets. Everyone comes into a stepfamily with...
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A Stepdad’s Journey

I recently met a father to two grown boys and the stepdad to 2 young girls (ages 9 and 13). Let's call him Joe, his wife Karen, and his stepdaughters Jenna and Kiera. Joe...
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Stepparents and the Discipline Dilemma

The topic of discipline is a "hot button" issue for many stepfamilies. It can be the catalyst for chaos and power struggles between stepparents and stepchildren as well as the couple themselves. As one...
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So You’re Parenting a Teen?

I'm Not Sure How To Handle This New Teen Stage Parenting is a journey. It's a series of ages and stages of our child's growth and development. Just when we think we have everything under...