Happy Step Mother’s Day

I want to wish all of the Step Mothers a happy day today. When I met my husband and found out he had a daughter I thought ok this is fine. It will be great. What I learned is being a step mom is the hardest job in the world. How do I work through the “Who is this lady? Why is she hanging out with us? Who does she think she is? I don’t have to like her. I don’t have to listen to her. She’s not my mom.”? And this is what I dealt with through the communication skills of a 4 year old.

I never want to replace her mother. I only want to be a support and a rock for her. I want to teach her how to be independent, confident, to love herself and life.

Today, she is a couple weeks from 9 years old and we have come a long way in 5 years. We craft, bake, can, visit museums, go on adventures, watch movies, read books, and laugh together. She has a big heart and today she showed just how big her heart is. This morning I was greeted with a handmade duct tape purse, a pocket whiteboard, and a poem that made me cry.



Let me share her words with you…

Cookies, cake, and chocolate

Are sweet

Kisses to you

Emazing friend


You, are a treat

On the menu of life

Living it well

Owesome parent


Lending a hand

Only you understand

Veins are filled with peace

Enter the love

Better than treasure

Everything is great

Sun shines on you

Together forever


Cake, and


Are Sweet
Her words for me – CAKE, YOLO, LOVE, BEST. I love her more than she will ever know.