First Let Me Explain What This Is All About...
Welcome to Millennial Stepmom. If you follow MS on instagram, you already know what this is all about. For those who are unfamiliar; I am a stepmom, and yes a millennial. I created this after years of feeling like I had no one to talk to about the emotional roller coaster that is stepmotherhood. Occasionally I would confide in family and friends, but none of them could really understand what it means to be a stepmom. I found various articles telling me what to do and how to feel. While at times they were helpful, I felt that majority of what I was reading described a life of pure misery, and insinuated that I should walk away. What I really wanted was advice and knowledge on how to work through issues, and maybe make a few friends who are also stepmoms!
After recently finishing school and wedding planning, I started thinking that maybe I could use my personal knowledge and experience as a step parent and step daughter to help others. I wanted to create a forum where I could share how I parent and co-parent with my husband, his ex-wife, and even her husband. I also wanted a place to encourage others to share their experiences and insight into specific parenting issues that we deal with everyday. My goal for Millennial Stepmom is to establish a community where we (stepmoms) can come together and create a support system for one another, while also sharing tips, advice, and maybe building new friendships.
More about me
As a child my parents had a tumultuous relationship which ultimately led to their divorce. My father remarried twice after my mother, once when I was 7 years old and again when I was 16, and thus over the course of my life I had two different stepmothers. From this experience I learned a lot about what it means to be a child of divorce. I also learned the affects of what it means to be a good vs bad step-parent.
Currently, I live in New England, just outside of Boston with my husband, awesome stepson and our two dogs. I recently got married, and graduated a year ago with a Bachelors of Science degree in Behavioral Psychology from Suffolk University.