Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. I don’t know about you, but I am really not ready to let go of summer yet! The ease of coat-free days … sandals and bathing suits … what’s not to like?
But like it or not, summer is on its way out and winter is just around the corner. At our house, that means preparation.
You see, my husband and I have a little house in the woods and a wood stove is the main source of heat. This means A LOT of preparation to get ready for winter.
Hours of chopping down trees, cutting them into logs and splitting them into manageable pieces means a warm house all through the winter.
And getting all this wood ready for winter reminds me of being a stepmom. How so? Well, first of all, being a step parent is long-term gig that requires preparation. These children will always be a part of our lives, so we need to do things to prepare for the long run. Things that will build trust and show our step kids that we have their best interest at heart.
And if we do the work now, we will enjoy warmth in our relationship with them in the future. In my latest project, I outline four things that you can do with your stepchild to help develop a more trusting relationship with them.
One of the biggest obstacles facing step parents is lack of trust from their stepchildren. They are often hurting from the divorce and may be leery of someone new in their life. This free e-book outlines ways to earn that trust, even in the most uneasy of situations.
Get the free download now of The Four Gifts Your Step Child Needs From You. And if you already signed up for the book, I invite you to take a look around at the rest of the blog. Check out the latest second marriage tips, and the explanation of how personality differences play out in a marriage.
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