School has officially begun and both of our kids are off in big kid land. It was my first time doing first day of school as a parent and it was awesome.Read More
The kids have been with us for 11 of the last 14 days. Which is only one more day than our normal schedule but something about it exhausted me. I hit a wall this last weekend.Read More
Life in our house has been a little crazier lately. This summer we have had the kids 5 days a week because our daughter went to school where bio-mom lives.Read More
I think most of us would say that we prefer to have control over what happens in our lives and our kids' lives. I think the thing that is hardest for me is the lack of control that step-parents and parents in any divorced household have.Read More
After therapy, when all of us were there. My daughter ignored me and when I went to give her a hug goodbye, she pulled away from me and scowled. She has been doing this every single time. But only when her mom is there.
So why would she do this?
I know the answer but it still stings.Read More
I never thought I’d be a stepmom. I never dreamed of loving another woman’s children like my own and figuring out how to parent children that live in two houses.
Two different houses with different rules.Read More
Are you ready to get to know, Meg?
I found her through Instagram and was so surprised and pumped when I saw that she became a stepmom to her three littles at the age of 21. She is now about 4 years into the game and I thought she’d be a perfect person to learn from and share her experiences.Read More
I am a child of divorce so I have a lot of step in my family. But personally, I don’t like using the word step.Read More
But here’s where I was getting lost. I was getting so frustrated if the kids didn’t do everything I said. I would get so frustrated with myself if I reacted in a not-so-great way to them misbehaving. I was getting so wound up, so tense about every little thing. Fighting over why my daughter needs to wear her jacket outside because it’s cold and even though she’s hot now, she’ll be cold once we walk out the door. Fighting with my son over why he needs to eat his lunch and just take one more bite.Read More
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I’m all about self-care. I’ve been about self-care for a long time now. Self-care means a lot of different things to me but the effect of it is always the same. I’m a little less grumpy, a little less tense and a lot nicer to be around.Read More