HOW IT ALL STARTED
Personally, I’m a wife, stepmom of three, mom of one. Professionally I’m a Life Coach with a Specialization in Stepfamily Dynamics, podcast host, and a digital content creator.
I’ll give you the Coles Notes version of how I wound up here – when I first became a stepmom, I was a 26-year-old, childless bachelorette, who accidentally fell in love with a single dad with three kids. (I always say accidentally because marrying a man with kids was NOT in my 5-year plan... was it in yours?)
As a Child of Divorce and Child Protection Worker with a background in Psychology and Social Service Work, I thought I knew what I was signing up for when I decided to marry a man with three kids and an ex. But as I am sure you can guess
I had no freaking idea, and quickly found myself in-over-my head.
One day, after having a complete breakdown on my bathroom floor, I decided to go to the internet for support. But my search came up short. Despite the overwhelming amount of resources for Moms, there was NOTHING for Stepmoms.
Well, that’s not necessarily true. I found a lot of b*tching, a lot of complaining and a lot of negativity. Just no solid, solution-focused advice on how to manage it all. I didn’t know a lot about step-parenting, but I knew one thing for sure: sitting around b*tching and complaining about how difficult being a stepmom is, would not make being a stepmom any easier!
So, I set out to figure it out myself.
FINDING INSPIRATION FROM
Slow mornings, time by the water, a juicy fiction, and Pinterest fashion boards
When I couldn't find the type of support I was looking for, I decided to create it.
After months of whispers to start a blog, I went for it. I had no expectations. I didn't think anyone would read it. Soon I was receiving messages from stepmoms from around the world thanking me for saying the things they were feeling, but were too ashamed to say
Apparently I wasn't the only one Googling "how to be a good stepmom?" The power of online search continues to blow my mind.
LOVES: MAC+CHEESE, MISS VICKIES SALT + VINEGAR MIXED WITH SPICY DILL PICKLE, MUSHROOM COFFEE + MOJITOS
AT A GLANCE
I'll take the wine everytime...
I love Love love reading, i usually have the best book recommendations
I'm happiest hanging out by the water with my husband Darren
i'm a member of the 5am club. I can get a whole workday in before the kids get up at 7:30
With kids ranging in age from 7 to 19, together we've tackled all the parenting stages
4 kids, 4 different personalities
50/50 custody with a week-on-week-off schedule
3 kids from his first marriage, one "ours baby"
She completed our family and is the one thing we all have in common
WE LOVE TACOS, DOCK DAYS + FAMILY SKI TRIPS, THE OUTDOORS, BEING ON THE WATER | THEY LOVE SNOWMOBILING, I LOVE STAYING HOME AND BEING WARM | WE THINK FARTS ARE FUNNY AND ALWAYS LAUGH WHENEVER ANYONE SAYS BALLS.
Slow mornings, time by the water, Lululemon aligns, ripped denim and New Zealand sav. blanc
Hustle culture, small talk, multiple unnecessary emails, bullsh*t, comparison, the blame game, jam packed schedules
agree? we're probably a great fit.
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