I'm not sure where I stand or where I fit. I mean, I'm excited to be a part of her life. Maybe too excited and that's the problem. I find myself picking out clothes to buy her for our house at stores we go to then talk myself out of it cause I don't know if that's my place or not. We only get her once a week and that's an issue too. But I don't know what I can and cannot do. My fiance and I have talked about in regards to discipline and other things but basic terms I dont know what I'm doing?
Any tips on how to be an awesome step mom. She's a year old, by the way.
She's still very young. I think buying some clothes for your house is reasonable. Eases the amount of things he needs to pick up and bring back with her. If you have talked to your fiance about things, what is it that you don't know? I would just treat her as though she is your own for the time she is with you. Love and support her and be understanding of any confusion or anxiety she might have. You'll be fine.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:07 PM on Oct. 11, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 3:08 PM on Oct. 11, 2012
Stop considering yourself a step mom and just focus on being the best mom for the time that you have her. You don't have to label yourself as a step mom. She knows who her mother is. You just need to be the best mom at her dad's house (or wherever you have her for visits). Just like you would if you only had your child for one day a week. IDK, maybe I am missing something and there is a special way a step parent is supposed to act.
Answer by QuinnMae at 3:24 PM on Oct. 11, 2012
Answer by smiley745 at 3:54 PM on Oct. 11, 2012
Answer by 3libras at 4:37 PM on Oct. 11, 2012