Childless Stepparent

for stepmoms + stepdads with the unique challenges – and gifts – of creating a family with their spouse + their spouse's child(ren) and no child(ren) of their own

Category: self

What It Looks Like When I Own My Peace

It’s one thing for me to write here – many times – that it’s essential for childless stepparents to step back, breathe, and let go.

It’s another thing altogether to actually do it. To put The Childless Stepparent Manifesto into action. To own my peace.

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“Not My Kid, Not My Problem”

Let me be clear. “Not my kid, not my problem” is not my motto.

I understand how some stepparents get so angry, bitter, and resigned that they’re tempted to back away completely from their stepchildren. I feel great compassion for them – and their stepchildren. They all deserve to find balance and peace, and my hope is that this blog will help stepparents step back and breathe and let go – so they can find that balance.

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