Stepparenting on Pinterest {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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“Family” is Redefined {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


Having been a single mother for 10 years before I remarried and having an active, WONDERFUL step-mother in my kids’ life was a huge benefit for me in my stepmom journey.  I never disliked Jennifer when she married my ex-husband, but I will admit to feeling threatened…especially when Thing 2 asked me what she should […]

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Sometimes We Just Have to Let Things Go… {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


I’m sure it’s hard to imagine, but occasionally things happen around these parts that make my blood boil.  Some times I feel I have a right to be angry because it’s affected me or my kids.  Often times I held on to them longer than I ever should’ve and allowed them to carry bitterness in […]

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Sometimes You Just Need a Break {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}

Today is Day 15 in this series and to be honest, I’m shocked that I’ve made it this far. This was not an easy thing to decide to write about, but I’ve managed to complete it for the last 14 days. That’s two weeks. It’s been hard.  It’s been challenging.  But it’s drained me. Because […]

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Support Systems are a Must {31 Things I’ve Learned About Being a Stepmom}


When I donned the title stepmom, I knew very few others.  Those I did know, I didn’t know them well enough to have ever been privy to the family struggles they faced with their blended families.  I certainly knew no full time stepmoms. For almost four years, I struggled with some of the thoughts and […]

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