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I love my #job! I especially like The #GreatGatsby opera because it has so many opportunities to #act. I'm so blessed to be back at the #Semperoper in #Dresden for #TheGreatGatsby Myrtle Wilson has it kinda rough in this #story. In Act 1 she gets hits in the face with a #wrench and in Act 2 she gets hit by a car and dies. πŸ˜“ I really enjoy playing this part. It's just so much fun. ❀🎢❀🎢❀ #thankful #dankbar #blessed #working #singer #stepmom #wife #CaliforniaGirl in #Germany πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ

My father...my heart.
Salameh family,missing my eldest brother Joe,wish u were with us.
#myfather #stepmom #mybrothers #firstcommunion #blessedday

Memorial Day swim party with my cute cute husband & our Vaydia Ray who is making my tummy as big as can be!πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

So I have 2 step kids... I rarely talk about them or post about them because to be honest, it's been the hardest journey I've ever faced. Accepting somebody else's kids as your own ain't easy. I don't even know how to explain the feeling. I feel judged when I talk about it because 'how can you not accept his kids?They're his kids! You signed up for this when you accepted to be with Mark.' If only it were that easy...
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I love kids. I've worked with kids since I was 20 years old. I've tutored them, I've been a preschool teacher assistant, I've been an after school program leader and had my own class of kindergarteners & 1st graders, & I've been an infant teacher too. It was all super fun and I loved it. So why is it so hard to accept these two little ones???
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Maybe it's the fact that they have to live with me. That they were raised differently than the way I would have raised them. That by accepting them I have to accept the fact that my life & my decisions will have to consider them for everything. Where I live, where I can go, how far I can go, and for how long. What I can and can't do... It's letting go of a part of my freedom for two little humans that I didn't get the privilege of bonding with from the start of their lives. With James, it's different. I carried him for 9 months & painfully sacrificed my body to bring him into the world. There was an instant bond & love that came with that for me. But with my step kids... it's a completely different experience. It's hard.
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I've gone to therapy, I've talked to everyone I could, I've done a ton of research on how to deal with this situation, & the truth is that nothing helps. The only way to get through this is to go straight through it.
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There's so many emotions that come with this journey. I feel like an evil person for not easily accepting and loving them. I feel guilty. I feel angry that the love of my life had kids with someone else. I feel sad and scared for my future. I feel confused, frustrated, anxious, and upset. I wish I had a kinder, stronger, more accepting heart...
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This is your Sunday evening reminder that not only can you handle whatever this week throws at you, but you'll knock it out of the park. (Also, a collection of parenting moments that might help you get through this week! Swipe ➑️
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Sorry If I flood the time line with a story line most don't want to acknowledge but tell me how you would feel if right now the person you had a child with took ur child and you didn't see him or her for 2 yrs. No pictures, NO phone calls, NO text.Missing holidays, birthdays, school functions etc. Missing his or her voice, smile and just knowing if you wanted to see them you can not.

Even tho Jay isn't my biological child I've been in his life since he was 6 months old so about 8 1/2 yrs and since I've been in his life everything has been about me not the child. A list of things dad Cnt do if he's with me, if we separated he could have his son, if I'm coming he Cnt come, he can visit if I'm not there, he can pick up but I Cnt be in the car, along with tons of other excuses.

Over the years I have forced myself n husband to comply with all those ridiculous demands and did that work?
NOPE here we sit still missing him and him missing us.

It's sad this child CAN'T have a father or be in our family cause she hates us more than she loves the wellbeing of her own son.. #blendedfamily #stepmother #stepmomsrock #stepmom #bonusmom #bonusson #goodstepmother #mensrights #fathersrights #greatdads #healthyrelationships #seperatedfamilies #tornfamily #

First of many days pool side this summer. Nothing better than sunbathing with a good book by a cold pool. β˜€οΈπŸ“–πŸŠπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ #summer #pool #book #stepmom

In life you'll make memories that'll die with you; make them wisely πŸ–€πŸ’œπŸ’œβœŒπŸ½#Bonusmom #bonuskids #bonusmoment #bonusmommy #stepmom #stepkids #pnw #pnwonderland #pacificnorthwest

Yup, pretty much πŸ‘†πŸ€£ Some days it's nice to have a plan and then other days it's great to not be on any particular schedule. Today was like the latter πŸ‘ŒHope everyone has had a relaxing day! 😊

Happy Memorial Day to all of you. May we always remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Today we celebrate you, our heroes and those that so selflessly serve.

My red, white, and blueπŸ˜ŠπŸΆπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #lularoe #rileybear #mdw #mdw2017 .
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We went out looking for deck things...furniture, umbrellas, a grill, etc. You can totally tell, right?

Work hard, play hard. .
A few years ago, I made the conscious decision to do away with excuses and go after the life that I knew I deserved.
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Step 1...I tackled my health and fitness. I knew that if I wanted to live my best life, I needed to make myself a priority, inside and outside. .
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Step 2...I said "yes" to an opportunity that quite frankly, scared the shit out of me! I became a Beachbody coach and started my own business, helping people like me to create their best lives too. I wasn't the fittest, or the best at social media, but I knew that I was capable of helping others in the same way I had been helped, so I jumped and figured I would grow my wings on the way down!
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Step 3...I stayed the course and have failed a lot...and then I get back up, dust myself off and put the lesson I've learned from my failures back into my business. .
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I won't lie...it's been hard. I've had moments of raging insecurity. I've wanted to throw in the towel. I've questioned my abilities. But, at the end of the day, I've helped hundreds of men and women and have created financial comfort for my family (no more car payments or credit card bills hanging over our heads!) and I just know that my work's not done here! . .
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You don't have to be the best, the fastest, or the strongest in order to go after your dreams, but you do have to have the belief in yourself to keep going! .
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We've all been put here with unique gifts that are intended to be shared with others...If you're holding those talents all to yourself out of fear, consider the gift that you are also keeping from others! Kick the fear and excuses to the curb and get out there and spread your gifts around like glitter! .
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#youcan #screwfear #onelifeoneshot

Spent this long weekend with fun birthday parties, the Renaissance fair & plenty of time soaking up the sun poolside with @duderdwbi.
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#longweekend #family #stepmom #renaissancefestival #memorialday #sunshine #southernsummer #summer #sunshine #recharge #refresh

Let's play a game! Comment your spaces!! #stepmomproblems #babymamadrama #stepmom #bonusmom

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When it's raining on Memorial Day. Beer for adults, games for kids.
#memorialday#memorialdayweekend#daveandbusters#stepmom#stepmomlife#family#outnumberedbyboys#veganfamily#rainday#familyday

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