Do you feel like you have more bad days than good when it comes to blended family life?

I started out this journey eight years ago when I fell in love with a man with three children from his first marriage. I brought with me two children from my own marriage. The first few months of our relationship were amazing - we had these hopes and dreams of bringing our children together and everyone would get along just perfectly. I thought that if I treated my stepchildren as my own, their mother would appreciate me and we would become fast friends who co-parent together. #keepdreaming......as they say.

There were SOOOO many unexpected challenges and disappointments over the next few years. Even though, I came from a divorced family myself, this new life was not what I was expecting.  My parents split when I was 8 years old.  I have a Stepmom and a Stepdad, however I had NO CLUE what being a Stepmom was actually like.  I knew what it was like to be a stepchild and I was prepared to understand what my children and stepchildren were about to go through. I planned on helping them transition into this new family dynamic. But there was no one to help me figure out what my role should be. Like most Stepmoms, I felt like an outsider in my own family. I didn't know how to handle the emotions and loss of control that consumed me. I looked for inspiration online - I looked for motivation to keep me going.  I was crazy in love, but dealing with his ex and the other distractions that came along was almost too much.  I didn't know if I would be able to stay in this relationship. Back then, there was not much in the way of support and resources for Stepmoms. I reached out on Social Media and found other women just like me.  We became friends - they kept me sane. They offered encouragement, friendship and support through those difficult days. Today, I want to give back and do the same for new Stepmoms and seasoned Stepmoms as well! 

So welcome to The Happy Stepmom! I hope that you visit often and that you find support and resources to help you navigate your journey to happiness as a Stepmom.  It can happen! I am here to help you. Feel free to reach out to me at any time.  I can be reached on all of my Social Media platforms (links above) or by email - thehappystepmom@gmail.com.

Much love,

Aimee Allen


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