Hi there! I’m a married Mother and Step Mother who lives in the Midwest. I have a degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Counseling Psychology. I have worked in the field of Human Resources for more than 16 years. I have Southern roots but my family relocated when I was very young. I grew up half the time down South spending time with extended family and half the time back here attending school. I met and married a wonderful man, was with him for years, but I suddenly found myself widowed at an early age. We never had any childen. So I concentrated on my career and my dog and figured ok….I wasn’t meant to have children I guess…It sort of made me sad…I never meant not to.
I must have done something right in a former life though, because I found me another great guy. We met in a blind date sort of way….we spent hours and hours over the phone before we actually met. I was immediately taken with him, he was handsome, tall, had good manners, had a good sense of humor…one thing though, he had 3 children.
As has been my way my whole life, I don’t usually do anything without jumping right on in….and that’s the way I became a Step Mom; dating their Dad, seeing them peek from behind the curtains when I’d leave their house and he’d kiss me goodnight; bonding with them all, becoming engaged, marrying their Dad and then later, adding to the family by having a child of our own.
My life went from work, working out, gardening, ballroom dance lessons, quiet evenings alone listening to music and reading and drinking wine to attending school and church functions, cooking dinner for five, cooking for team dinners, laundry….lots of laundry… then pregnancy very late in my life, formula….more laundry. Some might say what the heck is the matter with you…but you know what? This lovely, smart alek, whitty, border line hot headed, caring, loving man…and by the way great Father, has brought a richness to my life I can’t even describe. Is my life hectic and crazy? Yep. Would I go back to the way it was before I met them all? Nope. I now have the pleasure and resonsibility of helping raise 3 children I otherwise wouldn’t have known…I love them and look forward to seeing how they turn out…and I have my Little man…..who never would have been possible without my stepping off into this adventure. So life is pretty good these days…I hope you enjoy a glimpse into… the every day adventures of a Step Mom in training!
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