Being a [Step] Mom: Practice Relentless Optimism

How do you do it? Not crawl up in a ball and hide when it’s really tough? How do you keep your wits about you? Practice grace? Humility? Yes, you. I’m asking you. I sure as fuck do not have the answers. I’m sorry. The thing is I’m not sure I’m doing any of it right. This whole stepmom thing. This mom thing. How does anyone know if they’re doing it right? There’s no barometer. … Continue Reading →

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Being a [Step] Mom: It’s Not About You

As any mom, we as stepmoms need to choose our battles.  As a stepmom, it’s important to remember it’s not about you.  What I mean is sometimes as a stepmom it’s incredibly important to own that your kids are not yours biologically.  This gives you the opportunity to step back from certain conflicts and be more objective.  What I’m really saying is that more often than not it’s really just not about you.  And that’s powerful. … Continue Reading →