Welcome to the very first episode of the Stepmom Diaries!
In this episode, you’ll get to know me and get a preview of what’s to come. This podcast will be a place where we can dish. And be real. And where we can talk one-to-one about all the stepmom things. Even the things we might have a hard time saying out loud.
I know firsthand that stepmomming is hard. And complicated. There can be issues with high conflict relationships, kids who might not like you, stepmom confidence (or lack thereof), boundaries, and lots of other stuff.
That’s why I founded This Custom Life, and why I started The Stepmom Diaries. I want to help you navigate these challenges. And to know you’re not alone in all this.
In this first episode, we also chat about stepmom emotions and taking care of yourself.
How often have you felt lost or in over your head? Me too, friend!
I’ve had my share of ups and downs in this stepmom journey. And fights, too. I’ve heard “you’re not my mom” many times. And I’ve cried myself to sleep. And I’ve had moments I’m embarrassed about, where my reactions haven’t always been so calm and rational.
So whatever you are feeling on your journey, You are not alone.
But to succeed, there are two pieces of being a stepmom that you need to take on, and they’re not always the first things you think of.