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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DON’T…

“Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.”  Spirit says, “Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place.”  Marianne Williamson As a Step Parent it often feels like you are at war, filled with strategic planning to achieve victory.  Did you ever play the board game Risk in your family?  So […]

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What Is A Momo?

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 […]

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SUPPORT YOUR MAN

A happy Wife is a happy life, but a happy man is how our love began. A strong woman lifts her husband up and puts him on a pedestal.  It isn’t hard work and you won’t even break a sweat – I promise!  We fell in love with a guy.  That silly grin, those sparkly […]

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