Did I feel like a jerk and a failure on the days when I couldn't hang with the super stepmoms? Sure. But you can't base your days or family dynamics on other blended families or stepparents. It's okay to not have it figured out, it's the quitting that's bad. You have to ask yourself why God has put you where you are and how you can be used for good. There is a purpose to his plan, and you are more than capable.
If I am being honest with myself, I knew when he asked to call me mom, my answer was not coming from a kind and loving place. I knew I was coming from a "you already have a mom, and you are her responsibility, not mine" type of place. And, a place of "you are too much "work" for me."
It’s time to be real. To be honest. To lay it bare. Fear. Shame. We all have it and shy away from anyone who may hurt us by exposing us. The people in our life can be split in half right down the middle by two types; those who love us anyway and those who... Continue Reading →
I dare you to be honest with someone who hurt you, who let you down or disappointed you. I dare you to be vulnerable, to be strong and to be brave.You are strong enough. You are smart enough.
Myths:∗Don’t be a Mom, be their friend∗Don’t be the disciplinarian∗Stepchildren should be allowed to misbehave∗It is easier without the other parents involvement.∗You will eventually grow to love them, and they will love you.Chances are, if you are a stepparent, you've had these said to you by either a successful stepparent whose life is perfect... Continue Reading →
Have you ever awoke from a dream that was so intense and real that your heart breaks as you open your eyes? I dreamt about him again, and its such a double edged sword because even though for the duration of the dream we're together again, there is always the waking up that rips him... Continue Reading →
We were, or I guess...I was nominated by someone, somewhere for my blog. It was entered into a Step-parenting contest with fifty...yes 50! other stepparents who share the same passion as I do. And...we ranked in at #5! How fantastic is that? And, how do you thank someone that you have no idea who they... Continue Reading →
I’m willing to venture a guess that almost any adult would choose to go back to being a child in a heartbeat. No bills, less stress, maybe do better in school the second time around and ENJOY those naps! I mean, life for our kids these days is just so hard, they get bored, they... Continue Reading →
Being a mom means more than having given birth to a child. Its loving and knowing a soul before you even see it. It’s carrying, and caring for a life completely depending on you for survival. It’s giving air to the lungs that grew with-in you, and sight to the eyes that will never see... Continue Reading →