When you take on the role of being a stepparent, it’s not just being a dad as long as you’re married.
It’s forever and children deserve that commitment from you.
Some women have great relatives who push them to get back out there.
Even with that encouragement, the early stages can present such hurdles like quality time and giving your budding relationship the level of attention it warrants.
We watched her crawl for the first time on the floor of a hotel lobby — while on a magazine assignment for me. Those early stages of dating that are often filled with drunken nights and romantic drifting were pretty much impossible for us. I could also say, “One more pair of socks to pick up and also, um, the will to move my body for, um, sex?! ” It’s not a single mom or working mom or married mom thing — parenting can sometimes feel crazy amazing crazy hard.
Whatever the sacrifices were, we liked what we had. Many times a day — especially now that we all live together in an apartment in Brooklyn — I ask myself, “Am I still a single mom?
Single Mom is still in my soul, and I’m not ready to say goodbye to her. But I am ever so grateful for the way parenthood has unfolded so far. Alyssa’s first post about having Hazel, and a thoughtful quote about single parenting.
This road-less-traveled to motherhood has rewarded me with so many beautiful and surprising gems.
They might have thought I was bragging — but actually it was the contrary.
There will be moments where you’ll have to play counselor and confidant. Sometimes, it can wear on a relationship when a child doesn’t feel free to express themselves.
As a stepparent, you can serve as a buffer – for both your child and your spouse.
Baby to dating to Daddy, everything came out of order.
Blended families and the role of stepparents isn’t a particularly new phenomenon in the family structure.
Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.