I'm not in the parenting business to make friends, and I am okay not doing what other parents do. My children need to know that sometimes the right thing, is not what Susie and everyone else is doing. Sometimes the right thing is the least cool thing to do.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]