“You Are Not My Mother” and 9 Other Stepmom Truths

I became a stepmom several years ago, and I can honestly say I wasn’t very prepared. I had some stepmom experience; after all I had two of my own while growing up! But, upon reflection, they pretty much stayed out of my life and I stayed out of theirs. When we visited, my dad handled everything. I took this for granted and never considered it as a lesson to be applied to my own family until after I became a stepmom myself. I’m a hands-on, stay-at-home mom and my husband’s children spend more time with us than away from us. … Continue reading