INSPIRATION + MOTIVATION

Being a Step Mom is the most rewarding, heartbreaking, thrilling and powerless title to have in the parenting world, but we will never give up our crowns. We need to stay positive and lean on each other for support. Together we can figure out how to trudge through the worst days. Being a Step Mom can be a lonely, you may not have close friends that can relate to your situation – but here you do. Please take a moment and read through some motivating reads to keep you focused on the bright positive side of being a Step Mom.

HOW I FELL IN LOVE…

Love is a pretty big word and how you use it can be fairly universal.  “I love that skirt!” may be something that you toss out to your girlfriend without much regard. Hearing “…I love you.” for the first time as it spills off of the lips of the one that ignites fireworks in your […]

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WHERE MY STORY STARTS…

The Story about how this whole thing got started…. First lets start with my fairy tale – not the story book I have written. Once upon a time, in the heart of the mid-west lived a woman named Amy Elizabeth.  After making her way through the dark forest of divorce she found herself on the […]

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THANKS FOR BEING A STEP MOM

“It is not happy people who are thankful; it is thankful people who are happy.” ~Anonymous I love thanksgiving.  Sure the turkey, cranberries, and pecan pies are good, but it is the meaning behind the holiday that means so much to me.  Giving thanks, tossing around the gratitude like confetti, that is what warms my […]

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I SAW THE ADVENTURE…

It’s our hearts that choose to be Step Moms.  We start by opening the door to a new world and we see the little faces.  Suddenly we find that we already walked through the door into a new adventure, leaving the world as we know it behind. It was the day after Thanksgiving six years […]

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ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST

If you are a Step Mom, chances are you are not going to get recognition for a lot of the things you do and that’s ok.  Keep doing it anyway. Oh I get it.  I really really do.  You want a successful family.  You put your heart and soul into your role.  From lunches to […]

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SUCCESS = ACCEPTANCE

We all struggle differently with being a Step Mom.  For some of us our trials and tribulations are minor, for others you are not so lucky.  Sorry about that… Someone told me (repeatedly until I listened) worry about the things that you can change, otherwise you are just wasting time.  I try really hard to live […]

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SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES…

Double, Double, Toil and Trouble… Maybe that should be a Step Mother’s motto.  The second marriage (double) often comes with toil and trouble for Step Mothers.  Of course there are times that we wish we did have a team of flying monkeys to carry out our evil thoughts…but that does not mean our only transportation […]

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BEING A STEP PARENT

Being a Step Parent puts you in a role of  being a comparison. Children now have someone else to compare their birth parent to.  We brace ourselves daily for the comments of who is the better cook, better boo boo kisser, and better homework helper.  It is these small comments that are like paper cuts.  […]

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