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5 Things that Thriving Stepmoms Don’t Waste Their Time on - whether you have a high-conflict co-parenting relationship, difficult in-laws or constantly feel judged, this post is for you!
New year. New Content. New Vision! Here’s what you can expect from me this year!
It's another one of those situations where you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't.
Over the past few months I've been contemplating the future of this blog. Since I have made the commitment to be completely transparent with all of you, today I thought I'd give you a little update on the direction I am going to take. Because well... this blog is as much for you as it is for me.
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!
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?"
We just wrapped up the first session of "The KICK-ASS STEPMOM Project" and all I can say is WOW! The response to the content and connections developed between the Stepmoms in this group was absolutely phenomenal! I cannot tell you how excited I am to launch the second round this fall!
On that note...
About a week ago, I asked my "virtual" stepmom friend Jen, to provide some advice to the stepmoms in the group, on what can be a very contentious topic ... dealing with your husband's ex wife!
Jen is a stepmom herself, and since stumbling upon her blog "The Velvet Hive" over a year ago, I have been really inspired by her attitude, perspective, and admirable relationship with her stepdaughter's mother!
It was no surprise that her response to this request blew me again. In fact, it was too good to just keep for the ladies in The KICK-ASS Stepmom Project, so I asked Jen if I could share it with all of you! She graciously said yes... so you're welcome!
Here is what she said... Copied and Pasted straight from our Online Group!