I am a mother of two amazing children that I birthed… and after nine years of flying solo, my children and I have welcomed with open arms my new husband and his two kids into our nest. Those who know me are well aware that I wear many hats… and now I wear the hat of step mom too. Combining two families is very challenging and must be handled with kid gloves. I hope that by sharing our new experiences I can help others who are going through similar situations. The relationships that are formed in the early stages of a blended family and the power struggles that are faced by everyone involved (husband & wife, children, ex-spouses, their spouses…) can shape the relationships we all have with the children forever.
I want my kids and step kids to know that although it was difficult, we handled ourselves with grace, forgiveness, and love. And even though it was hard, we embraced our “new normal.”
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Definitely following you! I have two stepkids, 2 and 3 years old, and in a year we want to try for our own kids…I’m anxious about how that will go, and the years to come!
Your writing talent is absolutely appreciated!!
Thanks. You saved me lots of frustration. Awesome post!
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I stumbled across your blog today after a particular hard week and it was a true blessing of support and encouragement.
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