Stephanie loves to take complex ideas and make them clear and doable. Among other things, Stephanie has been an associate pastor, biochemist, and oil-change technician. She’s a wife to Michael, mom to Isaac and Matthew, and stepmom to Caleb and Ben, so her house is never very clean.
Something was wrong between us. The symptoms were subtle, not easy to pinpoint. I couldn’t diagnose the problem. My husband was being too nice.
Imagine you’ve been single for years. Now imagine you’ve just agreed to babysit your two nephews every single weekend. For free.
Merry imperfect Christmas! If there is anyone who needs permission to not be perfect, and to not have a perfect Christmas, it is a stepmother. Give yourself a chance to breathe. You need it.