Support Systems are a Must {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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Never Assume Anything {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


I’m blessed in that Thing 4 (my almost 10 year old stepdaughter) loves for me to accompany her on field trips.  I’m doubly blessed because I have a career that affords me the opportunity to go.  Last week, we headed to Natural Bridge.  Me and 25 fourth graders and a handful of parents. As we were waiting […]

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Sometimes Life Gives You a Second Chance {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


I was a single mom for 10 years.  Ten years.  Two kids.  And in that time, shortly after my husband and I separated, I moved home to live with my parents.  My dad told me to finish my degree so I could “make a life for these kids” and so I returned to school full […]

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It’s Not Always a Blended Family Issue {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Thursday morning, Thing 3 (my 12 year old stepson) apparently woke up on the wrong side of the bed;  At least, I think that’s what happened as when he woke up his brownies were made, cut, plated and ready to take to school for his project; His lunch was packed;  I didn’t wake him up […]

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Everybody Wants to Know…”When Are You Having an ‘Ours’ Baby?” {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Prior to meeting the hubs, I had a desire to have more children.  I thought, perhaps, it would be nice to have a child when I was older and more mature.  I was pretty young, dumb, and stupid when I had the first two at 19 and 21. And we discussed more, and went back […]

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