Over the past couple of years, you have told me over and over again that you wish you had more stepmoms in your network. You wish that your friends + family understood what it is like to be deep in the trenches of step-parenting.
I don't blame you one but. Once upon a time, I felt the same way.
Even though the number of stepmoms is ever increasing, it still seems to be a TABOO topic.
Newsfeeds and blogging websites are always posting articles about the nitty gritty of being a Mom... but no one seems to be able to talk about the challenges that stepmoms faces... well without being labeled as "evil" that is.
On March Break this year, my newsfeed was full of status updates from Moms saying they cannot wait for their kids to go back to school. They were at their wits end with March Break Mayhem and were dying to get back to their routine, sans kids!
We had the kids all March Break too, and to be honest, I felt the same way. But I didn't dare post that on my Facebook Newsfeed.
Can you imagine what the response would be if I did?
I can just see the reactions now:
"OMG I can't believe she just say that!"
"How could she talk that way about her stepchildren?"
"She knew he had kids when she married him, what did she expect?"
Even though the kids are with us 50% of the time, and I take on 50% of the "Motherly" jobs... openly talking about how these responsibilities can stress me out from time to time, is not something I feel is "socially acceptable"
Anyways, I'm rambling! My point is that I am OH SO passionate about opening up the conversation about step-parenting, and making it a little less TABOO!
In doing that, I have a few projects on the go, and I want to make sure you have all the details!
First, is The KICK-ASS STEPMOM COMMUNITY! An online Facebook group, where Stepmoms can connect, support each other and truly be KICK-ASS!
I'm very passionate about making this group UNIQUE and UNLIKE any other support group that I've been apart of on Stepmom Support Group on Facebook.
It's all about building a community, making connections and finding solutions your stepfamily stressors... even the ones that are outside of your control!
To join the group click HERE!
Second, and probably the most exciting is an upcoming online event, "WINE WEDNESDAY: KICK ASS STEPMOM STYLE"
If you follow this blog you know I love wine and I love connecting with stepmoms. So I decided to combine the two, and get some of you together to drink some wine and chat all things stepmom... and it's happening NEXT WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 at 8:00pm EST!
(the event will be recorded for those who can't make it live)
The theme of the event is "How to Stop Your Stepfamily Stressors From Consuming Your Life" and trust me it's going to be game changing.
While we sip on wine in our online meeting room, I'll teach you tried & true strategies to help STOP your stepfamily stressors from consuming your thoughts and consuming your life.
... because we can all get wrapped up in the chaos from time to time!
It's not going to be your average "webinar" - it will be relaxed, interactive and is tailored to meet YOUR needs!
The COLD HARD TRUTHS of Stepfamily Life and how coming to terms with your own COLD HARD TRUTHS is a key to stepfamily success
How to effectively deal with the ebbs, flows and unpredictability of stepfamily life
How to identify your stepfamily stressors and determine their REAL root cause (this is not as common sense as you may think)
Why I think FORGIVENESS is BULLSHIT when it comes to chronic stepfamily stressors... and what I think you should do instead
How to be PROACTIVE not REACTIVE when stepfamily stressors arise
And MOST IMPORTANTLY how amazing it feels to connect with a group of likeminded stepmoms who GET IT!!
PLUS I'll also host a live Q+A where we can connect and just chat!
To sum it up, you're going to leave this Wine Wednesday with a whole new perspective and feeling like you have all the tools you need to tackle those stepfamily stressors!
Here's more good news
If you join The KICK-ASS STEPMOM Community, you can get your ticket at the discounted price is $19 CND (Which is less than $15 for you American folks!)
To join The KICK-ASS Stepmom Community click HERE
To get your ticket to Wine Wednesday click HERE
DISCLAIMER: Wine is optional but absolutely recommended
NOTE: To keep things intimate, space is limited so get your ticket ASAP!
If you have ANY questions, comment below or email me at [email protected]
Whether it's in the online community or next Wednesday with a glass of vino in hand, I hope to see you all soon!