Being a stepmom, or bonus mom, is an adventure and has been one of the best things in my life. But life doesn’t always have happy endings. Sometimes divorces happen. And unlike parents with biological kids, when a marriage ends, a step-parent has no rights. This is a letter of love from many previous bonus parents to kids everywhere. Continue reading
When I look back at my divorce, there are so many emotions that rush through me. Divorce is a sad time when most people are at their worst. But while divorce is the sad ending of one story, it is also a new beginning.
And in order for me to be a better person in my new life, one day I sat down and just wrote out what I learned from my divorce. Some people may disagree, but divorce is rarely just one-sided (of course there are always exceptions). No matter what the reason for divorce, I think it’s important that both parties take responsibility for their shortcomings.
Make sure to put your marriage first
After the “I do’s” and the honeymoon, all the realities of marriage come pouring in. From the refrigerator breaking (which just happened yesterday) to shuttling the kids to gymnastics and helping with homework, there is constantly things fighting for your attention. Continue reading