There is no one size fits all approach to step-parenting but here are two situations when a stepmom SHOULD take a step back.
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Your Mother's Day celebration (or lack there of) does NOT define the level of love and appreciation that your stepchildren have for you. It just doesn't
Stepmom or "real" mom, sometimes you just need a break from the break!
To be honest, part of my wishes that my husband's ex-wife wasn't my husband's ex-wife, because I really like her. I wouldn't mind hanging out with her more often.
Over the past several months I’ve tried to play it cool when people ask whether or not we are going to have another baby. “We’re not trying to, but we’re not trying not to”. “We’re so busy, who knows if we can handle another child”. “Someday for sure, just waiting for the perfect time”
“We’re going to wait until after [insert next big event here] to start trying. The truth is, we have been trying for several months. Hard. And we've had no luck.
I am someone who love a fresh start... any chance to reflect, plan and regroup. Monday's, September, January, the beginning of a new month. They all make me giddy!So giddy that this time, I'm not waiting for the beginning of 2017 to get started! I'm starting right NOW!
When I got married, I was excited about marrying the man of my dreams. Lucky enough, I still am!
We are going to do life together. We are going to make our dreams come true together. Cute right?
Well, we are officially in our summer groove over here!
We just wrapped up our first week with the kids and it was full everything that summer should be!
Ice cream runs, batting cages, beach days, sleep-ins, and some serious giggles!
(My stepchildren come every other week, so because of the schedule, our official summer kick-off was a bit delayed)
For some reason, I'm more excited about summer than I have been for the longest time. I feel like a kid again! I think it has something to do my husband and I making an intentional mindset shift.
Lately, there has been all sorts of bad news around us. People getting sick, tragic accidents, shootings, riots, you name it.