Now that you understand how society, stepchildren and husbands see stepmoms, let’s talk about how we feel about ourselves!
Being a Stepmom requires sacrifice and flexibility. As a Stepmom, you have a difficult job of balancing your own needs with the needs of your husband, his kids and their mother; all while trying to build a family unit in your own home. You get involved in your stepchildren’s lives. You cheer them on at sporting activities, drive them to school, help with homework and so much more. Most of the time this is all done with little to no recognition.
What motivates stepmoms to perform these selfless acts? It is the love she has for her husband and the happiness and well being of her stepchildren. Even though stepmoms feel powerless and insignificant and receive very little recognition from anyone, we continue to do what we think is the right thing for our family. We are not trying to step on anybody’s toes. We just want to live our life with our husband and our stepchildren. Believe it or not, stepmoms just want everyone to be happy!
Only (mostly) fellow stepmoms understand the ups and downs of blended family life. Accepting them with a sense of humour and with the help of Social Stepmom is the best way to deal with them. One of the hardest things to do is keep everything bottled up. No one wants to hear about your husband’s ex or the issues you have with your stepchildren and how it’s affecting you. We are here to help! By joining the Social Stepmom Society, you will have access to other women, just like you, who are there to listen and offer you support and encouragement.
The Social Stepmom Society offers learning programs, webinars, Stepmom coaches and get togethers with other stepmoms just like you! Interested? The Social Stepmom Society launches very soon! Stay tuned for more information!
If you want to be a part of the fun, we are looking for Ambassadors from all around the world to join us! Be sure to APPLY HERE and come back tomorrow for the third instalment of this series, where we’ll be discussing how the ex-wife sees Stepmoms. You won’t want to miss it!
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