A sneak peek of my new book!
My journey in life has been long and winding like most peoples I am sure, but nothing has been more adventurous than being a Step Mom. The title came with a lot of trials and tribulations, but every night I laid my head down I was inspired to DO something with this experience. I wanted to share it, I wanted to make it easier for both kids as well as adults. So, I am. For all of you – I write this blog. For the millions of Step Children out there and the more to come – I have written a book.
As I jumped hurdle after hurdle in the beginning, new to the girlfriend of the Dad who has kids role, there was one issue that we all continued to stumble on. It was what to call “Me”. I wasn’t comfortable with Mom, my boys have one of those already. Step Mom is just long and unnatural. I think a first name isn’t respectful enough for an adult role in a child’s life. So, how do we solve this problem. The boys friends would come over and they knew “Mrs. Z” from school, their Mom, but why wasn’t she there and who is this lady? With eye rolls and grumbles my boys were stuck explaining that their parents are divorced and I am their Step Mom. It was a problem, but one that Mojo solved for all of us one day. By starting to say Mom as he tried to suck his words back in and “Momo” came tumbling out. That was it, I have been Momo ever since.
There are a lot of beautiful books written about a child’s love for their Step Parent and that two households are okay. However, there isn’t one about what to call this person in their life, so I wrote one – actually two. I have one for Step Moms and one for Step Dads. What Is A Momo? should be out late this year. What To Call A Step Dad will be out in 2015. I am SO super excited! The illustrations are charming and fun for younger children, I can’t wait to be able to share it with you all!
~ Amy Elizabeth AKA – Momo!
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