Posts tagged lds step mom
My First First Day of School as a Parent

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.

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A Stepmom Confession

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.

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What Can You Control as a Stepmom?

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.

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A Stepkid's Loyalty

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.

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When Transition Day Becomes Transition Weekend

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.

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How to Survive The Mountains in Your Life

My husband and I are on a vacation in Utah and we thought it would be fun to go hiking with one of my childhood friends and her husband. We picked a hike that we’d done before and had thoroughly enjoyed. So why am I writing about this? It all went fine, right?

Nope.

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Twice Converted Pt. 3 - You're Never Too Far Gone

Making these covenants is a big deal, a huge step on the path to living the life that Heavenly Father wants us to. But, on the flip side, once you do - you can’t deny that you weren’t made aware of what was expected of you. One of these things is to repent of your sins - and this isn’t just a one-time thing, you repent throughout your life

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3 Reasons Why You Should LOVE Your Body

So now, I try to not voice those comments when she’s around but really I shouldn’t be talking so negatively about myself at all. It’s a struggle, which I’m sure you’re all familiar with. But how do I change the way I see my body? Honestly, I don’t know. This is not a blog post with all the answers.

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2 Things I Don't Have to Fight With My Kids Over Anymore

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.

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Calling All Stepmoms - Share Your Story

If you want to share your story on my blog or on my podcast - send me an email. I’d love to hear from you!

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Twice Converted - Part 2 - Going Back to Church

The nerves are what I remember, how anxiety rioted through my stomach as I drove the twenty-minute drive to church. I was living in a different part of town than where I grew up, so I had to go to a completely different building. Lucky for me, most LDS churches are set up relatively the same.

I went to a Young Single Adults (YSA) ward in Portland and was promptly greeted by some bright-eyed missionaries when I walked into the chapel.

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