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?"