You’re in the right place, Stepmom!
I’m Cameron, Certified Stepparent Coach, host of The Stepmom Diaries podcast (over 30,000 downloads), owner of This Custom Life, co-owner/Editor-in-Chief of Stepfamily Magazine, co-founder of The Stepmom Summit (which attracts thousands of stepmoms each year).
And your new Stepmom Cheerleader.
When I got married, I was certain my new instant family would be the stuff of Rockwell paintings.
But I quickly realized it was less “instant family” and more… “instant chaos”.
Like a lot of new stepmoms, I found myself…
- Constantly stressed and anxious, worried about whether the kids liked me or if I was doing a good enough job, and never knowing what fresh drama I might face on any given day.
- Feeling like an outsider in my own family, completely clueless as to how to carefully and gently bond with my new stepchildren while I was under so much stress.
- Powerless and at the mercy of my husband’s ex and all the control she now seemed to have over my life – and emotions… How did this happen?
And before I knew it, I was angry, hurt, and burnt out from trying to find my way in this situation I had been thrust into…
While I was just trying to keep the peace and keep everyone happy!