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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RAISING STEPCHILDREN

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When I was a little girl, I dreamt of the day that I would become a stepmom/second wife. I longed for all the ups and downs that I would learn to embrace in my role as a stepmom.

Just kidding.

I don’t think anyone plans to become a stepmom/second wife. It is not for the faint of heart. However, despite its challenges, I love being a stepmom to my bonus daughter.

Step parents navigate their roles without a compass. We try to make the best decisions we can with the limited resources we have. There are a few key things that can generally help new stepparents have a more smoothing course of raising their stepchildren.

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MY BIGGEST LEAP OF FAITH: BECOMING A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

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I never thought I would be a stay-at-home mom.

I grew up with two working parents; one of whom worked in the home as a daycare provider and the other outside of the home. As I grew up I learned that it would be next to impossible to have a family on one income. As much as I loved the thought of being a SAHM I didn’t think it would be possible. Let’s face it. If your family wants to be comfortable in life then both parents must work, right?

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How To Keep Your Sanity As A Stepmom

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How To Keep Your Sanity As A Stepmom

Being a stepmother can be rough.

I think being a stepmother, in some aspects, may be harder than being a biological mother. Stepmothers are constantly trying to balance between loving her bonus children and respecting the biological mother.

If the juggling act of balancing blended family life wasn’t enough to stress a stepmother out then toss the evil stepmother stereotype on top for one emotional roller coaster ride.

There will be days that you will tell yourself that you just can’t do it anymore. You may feel that you’re at the breaking point but I am here to tell you that you can do this.

Here are 8 tips that will not only help you keep your sanity as a bonus mom but help you thrive as one as well.

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