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July 20, 2017


No doubt about it, being a stepmom is hard. But throw some biological children into the mix and the situation becomes even more complicado! I was a stepmom for about two years  until I had my baby girl Brigitte. This little angel was greeted with open arms by my stepkids and you could just feel the love that was added to our household with the arrival of this new family member. 


However, like everything, it hasn't been perfect. For one, I'm a little sad that this is my first time experiencing biological parenthood when it is my husband's third. Yes he loves our baby Brigitte just as much as his other children but some stuff this baby does that I think is newsworthy he just blows off as "normal". He's been there, done that and sometimes that gets me down in the dumps. Oh yes, I'm getting as real as that fire.


Second, my husband has the most annoying habit of constantly comparing our bio daughter to my stepkids. With every milestone comes a recollection of when his kids did it. It's sweet that he remembers but it bothers me that my child cant have anything that is just her own. I've talked to my husband about this habit and luckily he has toned it down.


And last but not least I have this issue of my stepkids disciplining my bio kid. If the topic of disciplining your stepkids wasn't tricky enough, try disciplining your stepkids about disciplining your bio kid. I know they are just trying to help but I want to raise this child as I see fit. I am the parent after all! 


Lots of grunting and groaning this week but I hope my honesty is helpful.  Anyone else experience anything similar? Or am I just a crazy bitch?



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