Sometimes You Just Have to Laugh {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Welcome to Desperately Seeking Sanity…I’m Heather, a mostly sane wife and mother of four and I blog humorously about life… Feel free to look around and stay as long as you like. You’re totally allowed to subscribe to my RSS feed if you’re in for the occasional laugh or moving moment. Thanks for visiting and […]

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More Kids = More Work {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


I’ve never been particularly good at math.  It’s not a secret.  I think satan was involved in algebra because God was in the simple math business (you know.. by making your tithe 10%?) But when the hubs and I announced we were getting hitched, one of the first responses people had was “do you realize […]

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Even With a Lifetime of Practice, I Will Never Be Perfect {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Through this series, I’ve had the opportunity to introduce myself (and my place in cyberspace) to new readers and not just stepmoms.  While I love the fact I’m finally sharing some of the things I’ve learned on this road of being a stepmom, I do not like the fact that it makes me look like […]

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We Have No Business Casting Stones {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Last fall, my husband made a decision his ex-wife didn’t like and, as a result, she filed for custody. I’m not sure I blame her completely, because if the tables were turned, I think I might’ve suggested he do the same thing. My point is this.  When I shifted my paradigm in thinking, a whole new world […]

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Fear Is the Absence of Faith {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


If you ask me what my profession is, I’ll answer with Director of Children, Teens and Family for Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. Meaning I’m on staff at a local church. Meaning, my chosen profession requires me, to model Christ, among other things. Like my faith. No pressure, right? I’ve lived much […]

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