I Lucked Out With These Kids {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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Be the Stepmom You’d Want Your Kids to Have {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


The golden rule goes something like this…”Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” I’m in a position where I’m both a stepmom AND a mom.  Thing 1 and 2 had a stepmom and their dad is engaged to be married, meaning they’ll have a new stepmom at some point in time. […]

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We Must Be Careful Not to Divide Our Stepkids in Half {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


  This week, we studied Solomon and how wise he was.  In 1 Kings and the story of Solomon and how he became king (remember, he was the legitimate child of Bathsheba and David… after David knocked her up and then had her hubby killed to cover up their affair and then that baby died… […]

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This Is Their Story {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


  We all have various stories from our past that affect who we are.  For me, I was an Army Brat and moved around a lot; I was the daughter of someone who wasn’t affectionate; I strayed from the path I was raised to follow. All of those things make me who I am today. […]

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Don’t Lose Focus on What’s Truly Important {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


My hope, when I began this series, was to reach out to other stepmoms, those thinking they were crazy and the only ones experiencing this, and show them they aren’t alone.  It was also, in part, a way for me to overcome fear I allowed into my life and my writing.  What I really wasn’t […]

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