Being a [Step] Mom: How I Lost Sight of My Identity

Arguably the most disappointing thing I ever said to my father was, “I’m just going to marry my career.” He was driving me to the airport for one of my many work trips back then.  This was 5 years ago.  I had recently gotten out of my only other really serious relationship, had just bought a house and was elbow deep in building my career.  (Notice I said 5 years ago btw?  We are about … Continue Reading →

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Being a [Step] Mom: Conversations about Body Image

My kids are all athletes.  My husband and I were athletes.  I still work out and run regularly.  Fitness is a big part of our lives, our values.  It’s natural then that food is also a big part of our lives.  I’ve said before the kitchen is the heart of our home.  Fitness and food, and conversations about these topics are two things that have helped me develop my role in my step kid’s lives.  … Continue Reading →