I’ve done some really hard things in my life. But nothing prepared me for being a stepparent, even with the best of intentions. Alas, through continued trial and error, growing and evolving, it would seem it is a forever work in progress.
For me, it is a continuous search for clarity in what my role should be, what voice I have in my household, how to be a stepparent (and what does that even mean?), how to be present with my partner and keep our love alive, and how to practice self-care (boundaries!) to keep myself grounded and calm.
Any other bonus moms out there feeling like they’re reading my mail?!