When I first started my little stepmom Instagram, it was intended to be an outlet for ME. It was intended to be the place I would hang my hat from a long day of defeat while battling it out in my stepmom world, mostly with the kids. The place I could go and lick my … Continue reading What’s Been Happening Over the Last Week…
Welcome back to the SBJ as a fulltime stepmom! Yay! *overly excited handclap* Based off my last post, let me assure you, I’m not bipolar. Actually, I’m extremely excited right now because I feel so validated! I feel so – RIGHT! How many opportunities do we get as a stepmom to confidently say that? I … Continue reading SBJ: Maybe Being A Bitch is A Necessary Evil?
There’s a common problem I see within the stepfamily community that isn’t only puzzling to me within the confines of that but as an overall thing. Stepmommas and their dear husbands and not getting the backing and support, the credit, the acknowledgement, the RESPECT that should not only be a given in any relationship but … Continue reading Real Talk: You NEED DH’s Support and You Should Accept No Less!
I promised you all I would share the good, the bad, and the ugly of this Summer Break Journey (SBJ). Of course, we’ve started with the ugly. I’m not really sure why I had any other expectation that this summer would magically be different than any other day of the year. As if these kids … Continue reading SBJ: The Days of Being A Submissive Stepmom Are Over
Okay, stepmommas… I indicated a so-called “Summer Break Journey” (I'll label it "SBJ" for future posts to separate it from other blog posts I may do) a couple of days ago on my Instagram page. Sorry I haven’t followed up on that and I wish I could tell you that it’s because I was so … Continue reading Summer Break Journey (SBJ) – And So It Begins…
Today needs to be that post in which I use a blog for what it’s intended for. The candid, raw, informative part of life. Maybe a journal is more benefitting for such a concept but let’s say a blog is, given the 21st century and such. I want to open up about myself a bit. … Continue reading I Can’t Wait Until My SK’s Are ALL 18!
Boy, oh boy… am I fired up with the post I’m about to do today. It’ll be a bit different from my normal posts. Still stepmom related but it’s not so much about me. And, no, I’m not doing one of those “I have this ‘friend’…” type things. I think we all know I’m not … Continue reading When Stepmoms Attack Other Stepmoms
With Mother’s Day approaching us, I’m beginning to see a mix of tips, advice, and guidance relating around the holiday. I’d like to convince myself that age is what has made me so less endearing when it comes to designated, organized holidays, but I do believe that would be a lie. First of all, before … Continue reading Mother’s Day (and other holidays) Ranting
So… this post… this one will be a bit difficult. Not for me, necessarily, but it’s going to be where I get pretty blunt about some things. There’s a common question or concern that floats around us stepmoms that is tricky, debatable, and depending on how we react or respond it can make us look … Continue reading My Views on Rude/Insecure BMs, Loyalty Binds, and A Stepmom’s Acceptance of Self
Okay, before I begin my rant against the family court system, let me give you a bit of backstory of how I’ll be approaching my opinion. I’ve been in my husband’s life for going on 9 years. In that 9 years and having a biological mom that isn’t very involved, we’ve actually managed to avoid … Continue reading The Family Court System Was Not Made For Dads