I was a single, hard-working, mother of one fantastic daughter for four years. I loved my life and had no intentions of ever marrying. In 2012, I met and married the man of my dreams. He is the most amazing husband a woman could ask for; he is not perfect but he is perfect for me. After much insistence from my husband, I left the corporate world and became a stay-at-home mother to my daughter and his three children. Yes, my dear husband came with three children and one ex-wife; all four additions are absolutely dramatic and completely opposite of how I choose to live my life and raise my daughter.
I am a 30-something Christian woman who has successfully facilitated a great relationship between my husband and my daughter; successfully started my own thriving consultant business from our home; and my husband tells me I am an incredible wife, housekeeper, and cook. However, I have struggled for over a year on how to handle being a stepmother and I have determined one predominant fact: I hate being a stepmom.