I love makeup, I love being girly, and I love to write about it. But, I am also a step-mom to 3 beautiful young adults. I have been in their lives for over 15 years now, and I have loved every minute of it. We have grown together and I would love to share my story about them with you.
Let me begin by saying, I hate the term Step-mom. Thanks to people like Disney, it has a negative connotation. Be honest, when I say step-mom you picture an old lady, with a bend at her waist and bumps and lumps on her face. In the movies, the step-mom doesn't care about the children, she is just working to get closer to the dad. I never understood this. In my humble opinion, if you are going to date someone with kids, you need to put those kids first. You cannot and should not jump into a relationship with a single parent if you are not planning on taking care of those children as if they came from your own body. Again, that is my opinion and that is how I live my life. I don't think it is fair to anyone if you are not willing to make sacrifices and be there for the kids.
I love to share my story. I am not going to say it has all been wonderful. I am honest and real. Is everyday a fairy tale?? Not at all. But it can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever take on.
I would lvoe to hear from all the step-parents out there. The ones who have made the sacrifices and have been there for the children. I believe with all my heart we need to come together and let our voices be heard. I would love nothing more than to change the view of step-parenting. To turn it from a negative into a positive.