“I’m too tired”. “Tomorrow” “Nothing is going to change” “I don’t have time for that” ” I have more important things to do first” Now I want you to take a moment and think back when is the time your thought those words above. Now I have a very important question to you. Was that response to something that you wanted to do for you? … Continue reading The Biggest Mistake You Will Make is Not Showing Up for YOU!
I could be partial because I am a summer baby! Gemini baby with the Air as my element all day long; but Summer has this trifecta thing going on; you see it has the Weather, Food and the Vacations. Let’s start with the vacations. It’s pretty cool because the kiddos are out of school so there’s more family time right from the start. You are … Continue reading Summer is Coming!
Roses. Reserved tables at her favorite restaurant. Maybe a home cooked meal. Her favorite perfume, scarf, shoes or handbag. From homemade gifts to expensive ones to any gestures in between, Mother’s Day is a very special day to celebrate Moms. For a Bonus mom it is also a day you share; not just with all the other moms; but with the mother of your gained … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: How to handle Mother’s Day like a Boss!
I am unsure where the concept came from in regards to step moms being just the wife of the husband who is the dad. Sounds very Vulcan if you ask me. I mean logic; yes; a step mom is the wife of a dad. The issue is that the Bonus mom is also the new gained mom of the child of her husband. See how … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: Creating Your Bond without the Dad.
You have just stumbled on the secret magic formula of bonding with your step child. Yes that’s correct! Baking. One baking session and you will become Super Bonus Mom. You won’t believe how simple it will be. So that’s the blog! Get to baking. Okay Okay. Maybe it isn’t that magical. It might not even be that easy to get your gained child into the … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: Bake and Bond!
Early mornings to out of town meets. When I became a Bonus Mom my life expanded a little into the sports world with my newly gained daughter Uni. Prior to becoming her Bonus Mom I had already started to share the gymnastics practices on Saturdays with my husband when she was went us. Part of this was so that we could add another layer to … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: Sports and your Support.
” I just want to be their friend” . I have heard this from stepparents countless times. I have even heard this from parents. I personally have always found it strange for any adult to want to be friends with a child. Now the definition for friend is a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection, typically exclusive … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: I am not the Friend.
My family calls me Martha Stewart . I am that person that loves making memories. I love it all; making homemade desserts and food to hot chocolate. I love playing Holiday music while the decorations are being put up. I am the one that’s always grabbing a camera to freeze in time one moment of being happy and around loved ones. There’s so many crazy … Continue reading Life of a Bonus Mom: Holiday Seasons
Being a bonus mom is more complex than some think. Everyday issues good and bad and the ways to handle them as a bonus mom Continue reading A life of a Bonus Mom : When there’s conflict what do you do? The Challenges and the Answers.