I just want to send a shout out to some (fairly new) Step-moms that have found my blog recently!
Welcome to the club ladies! My step mom motto is:
“They” always say that being a mom is the hardest job in the world. “They” have never been a step-mom.
Raising other people’s kids is a hard job, and you are under rated, under appreciated and anything else you can be under! It’s not glamourous, it’s kind of got a bad name (that whole wicked stepmother thing)…We are the unsung heroes of remarriage. 🙂 I think that if they gave you a job description before you signed up for the gig, no one in their right mind would do it. I’m sure you had no idea what you were in for. I know I didn’t have a clue when I said, “Sure, I’ll stay home and help raise your kid.”
The one thing you have that I didn’t is that knowing You are not alone! I didn’t know anyone who was a step mom when we got married. I thought I was a crazy, horrible person for the things I was feeling and thinking. There was no way that it was normal. It seems that I was completely normal. Go figure.
I’ve been a step mom for 8 1/2 years now. I wouldn’t call myself an expert or anything, but we’ve been through a lot. And I’m sure there is more to come.. my step daughter is a teenager after all! I’m always here for you ladies if you need anything! I’m just a blog post, comment or email away. 🙂
And let me recommend “The Courage to Be a StepMom: Finding You Place Without Losing Yourself.” Click on it and it will take you to Amazon.com. This was the one book I read when I started out on this crazy journey.
Oh, and I’m sure you’ll notice that I tend to Blog about a million other things than just my step mom adventures… sometimes I just need to write about me. I have found blogging to be very therapeutic for me. It helps me stay sane in the insanity that is my life… especially since I don’t really drink, and I’m trying to stop stress-eating. 🙂
I look forward to following your journeys, and I hope that mine doesn’t bore you to tears. hahahaha! 🙂