Day 9: 31 Days of Life in the StepMom Trenches (Vlogtober)

Why do you have to go and make things so complicated? – Avril Lavigne

Complicated. A word that I commonly use to describe stepfamily living. There is no positive or negative stuff attached to the word just that decision making in stepfamilies has a few more layers to it.

In today’s video, I’m actually sharing a decision I had to make recently in regards to my own daugther. The fact that I am remarried and have a different last name made me pause and think about a few things when she made a request to me.

Takeaway: Life is a stepfamily is great but it doesn’t come without it’s set of challenges. One of those being have to consider many people’s feelings when making a decision. Next time you want to pull your hair out because of all the factors you have to consider in doing something stop and understand that this goes with stepfamily and co-parenting territory and start to focus on a blessing that you get from your life. Replacing a frustration with a blessing is a sure way to lift your mood and get your focus where it can be positive and productive.

Would you agree that stepfamily life brings with it some “complications”? What brings you the most complications as a stepmom?

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