July’s Step-Mom of the Month is….
“A family that plays together, stays together.” Stepmom Ashley and her husband Jesse have used this motto in their home for years.
While many of us struggle with our role as a stepparent, it’s good to know that there are success stories out there. I know, I know, it sometimes feels like someone is telling you they’ve seen the loch ness monster when you’re told it’s possible to genuinely be a happy stepmom. But believe it or not, it can be true! Ashley is a good example of the love that can grow from taking on the role of stepmom.
Ashley has known her twin stepdaughters, Libby and Becca, since they were born. She was childhood friends with her husband’s sisters. When the twin girls were four years old, Ashley and Jesse began dating. When the girls turned 6 or 7, Ashley moved into more of a stepparent role. Ashley and Jesse went on to have a son together as well.
Lucky for Ashley, she says the girls have always been loving, caring, adorable, and extremely funny. The twins are now in their 20’s, have finished college, and have moved out.
I think that many stepparents are counting down the days until their kids turn into adults and venture out on their own, but Ashley sings a different tune. She says it was extremely hard to see them go. Ashley is grateful that the girls still come back home often.
I think Ashley sums it up beautifully when she says, ”Having the title of stepmom is not something you are given, it is something that must be earned from the child. Only then can the relationship blossom into something beautiful.”
Congrats, Ashley! You have done an amazing job with those girls, who are now young women!
Ashley chose Namaste Perfume as her free gift!
If you want to enter this fun and easy contest, just drop me a message telling me a bit about you and your story as a stepmom! Here’s a link telling you more if you’re interested: What is Step-Mom of the Month?
If you’re chosen, you can choose a handcrafted perfume of your choice! Check out the link: Sixth Scents Perfumes
Enter for a chance to be virtually crowned August’s Step-Mom of the Month!