Not everyone has a "traditional" family. Some of us are stepparents, in a longterm partnership with kids, have big age gaps between children, or have children with disabilities, for instance. More often than not we think we go through challenges alone, but if we share our unique stories we realize there are many mamas out there experiencing something similar to us. I was always really private about sharing my story of becoming a stepmom at 25 of two boys full time, one with a disability, but since I began the podcast I realized how important it is to be transparent with our stories. This is why I am sharing mine today. I believe this will resonate with moms from all walks of life; not just stepmoms. Topics covered: Step parenting teenagers Having the "birth mom" not in the picture Not getting married until 10 years into my relationship Becoming a mom figure at a young age Having a baby "later in life" The dynamics of a new baby on a family with older children Go to https://www.soulmammas.com to read more on her story, show notes, take-aways and more! Also have you downloaded the new free pdf on 5 Self Care Tips for the New Year!? It's free! Go to the website & pick it up! Come on over to the Facebook Group & hear happenings from our community and follow me on Instagram where you will also receive episode updates, photos & audio clips!