I’m Leslie W. (or just “Leslie”). I’m the founder & owner of this blog & am also the founder of the Facebook Group “The Stubborn Stepmom.” I want to give you a few pieces of information about me and my stepmom journey so you can feel like you know me better!
Before I get into my own journey, I want to make sure you know about The Stubborn Stepmom’s Resource Page – you will find over 18 (and constantly updating) free and/or inexpensive resources just for stepmoms there. Resources like books, podcasts, retreats, and more! Check it out now.
Okay – more about my journey: I have been a stepmom for over 4 years now (October marks 5 years) and to say it has been an easy journey…well…that would be a downright lie. It has actually been the hardest journey on which I’ve ever embarked. Hands down.
Has it been rewarding? Absolutely. Have there been good times? Heck yes! But has it been full of drama, sadness, despair, hate, and anger? Yes. But here’s the thing: I have been on a journey and have reached a point where I finally went from merely existing to thriving and I decided that I want the rest of the world of stepmoms to know they can do the same. So, I’m going to teach you how.
Now, it’s not as easy as a one-word answer. You probably realize that. But I promise you that I will post blog posts and resources as well as tips and tricks (and more to my story) as time goes on so that you feel empowered to thrive – rather than just exist. Life is too short to just exist.
So what do I need from you? Well, I need your honesty. I need your integrity. I need your openness. I need your vulnerability. I need you to be you, and to be ok with being you in this space. We’re going to talk about a lot of different topics here, and they will be emotional and great all at once. But there will also be some light-hearted stuff as well, don’t worry.
For now, if you want to know more about my journey, head over to these posts and read a little bit about my journey and my struggles and triumphs:
- For the Stubborn Stepmom | Changes Comes from Within
- Stepmom: It’s Okay to Fall Back
- 25 Inspirational Quotes for Stepmoms
- How to be a Stepmom | 8 Tips for New Stepmoms
I also want to clue you in on a good friend of mine’s blog. Her name is Caitlin and she owns and writes on Sunshine Out of Shadows and she is phenomenal. Please check her out and let her know Leslie sent you!
If you haven’t already, head over to The Stubborn Stepmom Facebook Group and say hi there. There are a lot of ladies there waiting to welcome you with open arms, and to help you lighten some of that burden you are carrying all on your own.
Please say hello below and let me know what you are looking forward to getting out of The Stubborn Stepmom.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading my novel, ha. Take care ladies, and I’ll chat with you soon!
Lots of love,