STEP MOTHERHOOD SHOULDN’T BE A BATTLE…

Step Motherhood is the Journey with your childrenStep Motherhood is a Journey

What do you do with the digital photos that are on your camera or phone?  Anything?  I used to be diligent about making my mini men photo books every year.  I don’t know if you ever have, all you have to do is upload all of your photos to a website and easily put them in pages and create a book.  Way less messy or time consuming than scrap booking.  I then take the photo book and add movie stubs, feathers, and other small things that  we have picked up along the way that will help trigger the boys memory of the fun that we had.  I am a little behind….like two years behind…How does that happen?

I take a ton of photos to document our journey.  Birthday parties, decorating eggs, board game night, or just a walk in the woods. Anything and everything that either moves my heart, makes us smile, or a moment in time that I never want them to forget.  I actually prefer to capture the smaller, quieter things.  The big things will be already imprinted on their minds.  I try to capture the daily moments that were filled with love, light, and happiness.

As Step Mom’s we often do not have one hundred percent of the kids time that we would like.  We hold a different value of time and understand that it is limited.  We really need to focus on making every one of those minutes count.  Children don’t need to hear about complaints or strategies about the battle you fight between the households.  Take your limited time and focus on growing with them, making every minute we can a lasting positive memory.

What memory are you going to make today?  Can you snap a photo and add it to the comments below?  I would LOVE that!!!  Please share your memories!!!

~ Amy Elizabeth

  • Carisa Omey

    Can I use a old memory?? We went to Kmarts to do a first family photo. They left town, so we just by chance found her at a fireworks celebration. They looked so much alike then. Brunette is my daughter (6) and the blonde is stepdaughter (8) Now she’s 15 and barely comes over so few photos.

    • Amy Elizabeth

      Your photo is beautiful! Memories are part of the journey. I am sorry to hear that you don’t get to see her very much. I too have a Step Daughter that I no longer see. Our road had ups and downs, but I take comfort in knowing that overall I think she looks back and knows that I love her very much. Thanks for sharing!

    • Carisa –

      I just realized that my replies were not publishing. We have made some changes to the pages and didn’t know that my replies were not getting out here. Please forgive me!

      Anyway – I did respond right away and here was what I had to say:

      Your photo is beautiful! Memories are part of the journey. I am sorry
      to hear that you don’t get to see her very much. I too have a Step
      Daughter that I no longer see. Our road had ups and downs, but I take
      comfort in knowing that overall I think she looks back and knows that I
      love her very much.
      Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to get to know you a little better!

      Momo

      • Carisa Omey

        That’s okay! Grateful I found your page on facebook. Carisa

        • Thank you so much for understanding – and visiting my page! I LIVE for the comments, it helps me know if I am doing a good or not.