About Me

Hi there! Julia here! I am a wife, mama of 3 (almost 4!), stepmama of 1, daughter of 2, sister to 6, teacher to many and friend to most. Each of these roles has had a significant impact on my life in one way or another, but around here, I will focus on being a stepmom the most. I have been a stepmom for 11 years and have searched high and low for resources to help me along the way. To be honest, I didn’t find many great ones out there. Not many of the ones I found REALLY helped me. My bookshelf is full of self help books that didn’t seem to help myself, but I spent countless hours reading them. I decided to create this blog for any stepmom out there that finds themselves searching like I did. My experience has had more ups and downs than I ever expected back in that romantic fall of 2010. I have had times when I wanted to run far, far away… times when I wanted to shout from the mountaintops that I was the happiest woman alive… times I had thoughts about people I may never actually admit to… and on and on those times have gone! It took a lot of GRACE and FAITH to accept that my best was good enough… even on those days that my best was pretty lousy in the realm of my high expectations.

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Mother Teresa

If you need a place that provides support, I hope you find it here. If you find yourself asking questions or having thoughts that you may not want to admit, feel free to reach out to me. I know I have had my fair share with no one to reach out to. The worst part of the past 11 years is that I had no one to connect with that really UNDERSTOOD what I was going through… until I found my friend Leena, who I will introduce later. Don’t get me wrong, I have an amazing support system full of family and friends, but until you walk in the shoes of being a stepmama, you just don’t fully understand the emotions behind it all. I hope you find this space as your own glass slipper!