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I'm no fashion blogger, and I'll never claim to be! But you've been asking, so here you go!
While my 32nd year has been one of the most challenging and heart breaking years of my life, it has also been one of the best.
and you thought co-parenting was complicated.
It's another one of those situations where you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.
In fact, it made me a better person
There was something about being my husband’s second wife that brought out this crazy insecure side of me.
I don't parent & step-parent with an "our" vs. "theirs" distinction. I don't want my stepson to think he is a less of a priority because he's not my "real kid".
We're not on the rocks, things aren't bad - We just miss the intense butterflies that we had in the newlywed stage. We don't believe that it is something that HAS to fade away.
All of a sudden there I was. Hiding behind a fence from my husband's ex-wife.
Because you know what they say, when you know better, you do better!
Because the truth is, none of us have ALL the answers. Nobody has the perfect marriage, or the perfect kids, or the perfect life.
Another Q&A coming your way!
As someone who has screwed up in some pretty monumental ways, throughout my 32 years, this is a topic that I am pretty familiar with.
Hands down, this is the best chili we've ever had! Try it, you'll see!
because guess what, he's pretty damn dependant on me too!
We're all about getting organized - but as always, we have a work hard, play hard mentally!
It's a work in progress. And just like "real" parenting, in step-parenting, somedays are just freaking shitty.
If you and you're husband aren't on the same page, I raise my glass to you stepmama, because you're in for one h*ll of a ride!
I love back-to-school shopping. In fact, year after year I'm more excited about the kid's new gear than they are!
In a perfect world, you'd all attend together, present as a united front and sing oh holy co-parenting kum ba ya. That's in a perfect world.
In fact, this applies to vacationing in any type of motherhood.
There are so many misconceptions around conception. Let's open up the conversation and start talking!
In fact, I've decided to take on more of a "babysitter" or "cool aunt" approach.
Because lists like these are always fun!
I don't judge you if your house looks like a bomb went off each and everyday, so don't judge me for wiping my counters and putting my crap away.
I refuse to allow my daughter to live her life according to a week-on-week-off access schedule. It's just not going to happen.
Potty Training is no joke, when you're sticking around home. Potty Training while road tripping? Well that's a whole new ball game!
This summer I made the commitment to start reading more. So far I've done okay. By that I mean, I've managed to read one book. (Hey, when you were doing ZERO reading to begin with, it's pretty easy to make some progress)