For several years I’ve wanted to participate in the October series… 31 days, but I never have
Truthfully, it wasn’t even on my radar this year until yesterday and then, in true Heather form, I decided I wanted to do it and put it all together.
But what to write about?
The answer was very obvious.
Now know this: I’m NOT an expert. I’ve only been at this for a little over four years, however, life experience helps when figuring things out. When I was at the stepmom’s retreat, many of the things they talked about I had figured out. It didn’t make me feel as if I didn’t need to be there, rather, reinforced that maybe I’m not as bad at this as I sometimes tend to think I am.
Because this step parenting thing? It’s hard, y’all.
So, for the next 31 days, I’m going to be talking about 31 things I’ve learned as a step mom in the hopes that I’m able to provide encouragement for just one other stepmother out there.
But this isn’t just for stepmoms. Know why? Because I bet, even if you’re not a stepmom, you know one – she’s a co-worker, a woman within your church, or even a member of your family. Perhaps she’s shared a few things and you’ve stifled the urge to look at her like she has four heads. (It’s okay to admit that, I’ve seen the look more times than I can count.)
Yes. Many of these things we couldn’t make up if we tried. They are true. They are very real struggles that unless you’ve lived them, you probably don’t understand them. And these posts might not make you fully understand what it’s like to be a stepmom, but they will give you a glimpse into the life of a stepmom.
You won’t find mudslinging, drama or any personal vents here. You’ll hear parts of my story and only my story, because mine is the only one I need to share.
I welcome comments, but ask that you respect others when commenting. I don’t want to delete, but I know how heated conversations can get when dealing with these conversations. I believe we can all get along here, m’kay?
And please feel free to share. There are more stepmoms out there than you think and you don’t know who might need the encouragement!
Here’s to the next 31 Days!