Looking for custodial stepmothers
I would like to be in contact with custodial stepmothers for encouragement.
I have been a stepmother for 2.5 years now, raising my stepson full-time. My husband has full custody, but he visits his biological mother every other weekend now. She was not in his life for 4 years, but came back after my husband and I had been seeing each other for some time. (The same happened to someone I know - how odd.)
I know that custodial stepmothers face a different challenge than most other stepmothers who only see their stepchildren EOW. In my case my stepson does not even remember ever living with his biological mother because she left when he was so little (only 2 years old).
I would like to know from some of you how you handle "EOW mom" when you do more of the parenting than BM does. I also have a hard time with her phone calls that interrupt our family (bonding) time. Also, when BM calls a few days in a row SS starts expecting her phone call around a certain time of the day, and then her phone calls become less regular, setting him up for just another disappointment.
I hope to get to know all of you more as we discuss our lives and encourage each other.