The word co-parenting is a lie. In my experience, co-parenting doesn’t always mean two people working together. In our house, for a long time, co-parenting meant one person working alone.
The excitement is palpable. I am preparing for the arrival of someone else’s “babies”. In blending our families, the bulge is in my heart, not my belly.
I never imagined my kids would have a “bonus mom” when I started my family. I’m now so grateful that you’re here for them now.
There were some things in I wasn’t prepared to parent through. Having to explain their father’s struggles with addiction to my kids was one of those things.
By the time my divorce was over, I didn’t feel the huge sense of loss I expected would come with losing someone in your life in that way.