Posts tagged step kids
Babysitter or Stepmom?

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.

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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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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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Being a Bonus Mom

I consider myself lucky to have a step mom. She came into my life when I was eleven or twelve and I didnt feel grateful for her at first. But I grew to see that she loved me like I was her own, worked hard to help me achieve what I needed to and was always there for me. She wasn't ever trying to replace my mom but she was an extra mom. A bonus mom.   

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