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My Big Fat Blended Family

I don't write about this much, because it isn't the topic that my blog is focused on, but I am a stepmom. Before my daughter graced my world with her presence, I was (and still am), a stepmother to two beautiful girls. They are 12 and 10 years old. Their presence in my life has always been a blessing. Don't get me wrong though. It can be and has been very hard at times. In the beginning it was hard because I didn't know what my role in their lives should be. Should I be hands on and be "like a mom" to them when they were at my home? Or should I back off and be the "fun aunt" type of stepmom? I met them when they were 4 and 2 years old, and at that age they couldn't exactly tell me what they wanted or needed my role to be for them. So I did the best I could, and made plenty of mistakes along the way. I'm lucky enough in that they seem to still love me despite me not being perfect and not always knowing how to handle being a stepmom. Just lik…

Motherhood 3 Months In...

It's been 12 weeks since I gave birth to our baby, Scarlett Noel. These past few months have been the best of my life. I'm still so in awe of our little girl and I feel like my heart will burst any day now with all the love I feel for her. She is, without a doubt, the love of my life. Well, the second love of my life. My husband is the first. It's been so wonderful to have a child with the man I love. It's more than I could've ever imagined it would be. Motherhood is more than I ever imagined it would be. 

Being a mother to a daughter is the greatest gift. I love looking at her and imagining how our relationship will be as she grows older. I imagine us shopping together, having mommy and daughter days, cheering for her on the sidelines at whatever sport she decides she wants to play. I can't wait! But at the same time, I want my baby to stay a baby. I love picking her up after she's slept and how she nestles her face in the crook of my neck. I love how happ…