Posts tagged step mom podcast
The Pre-Transition Transition

I started to see some changes in my bonus daughter the day that she’d be switching houses. So it was basically a pre-transition transition day. Which meant that I’d get to deal with two transition days.

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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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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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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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Meg Hanchey - Instant Mom at 21

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.

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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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