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As I write this I am sitting on a plane to visit Idaho for the first time. A highly anticipated vacation for my husband and me especially after yesterday when we watched LeAnn's family lay her to rest. It was a beautiful ceremony that celebrated her life in the way she would have wanted, but it was terrible to watch my stepdaughters hurt so deeply. Please continue to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
So what a fun episode to watch with a whole lot of laughter! (Except for that time I cried!) I loved seeing us have all kinds of fun together with no husband drama or girlfriend drama!
I want to clarify something I said that might have been lost in translation: when I said I wish I was my step kids' mom I didn't mean I wish their moms didn't exist. I think having a relationship with your mother is one of the most beautiful gifts a child can have and I would NEVER want to replace my step kids' moms or step on their toes. Regardless of my relationship or my feelings toward the mother, this is about the kids. And it would be awful to see my step kids not have their mother involved in their lives. I was simply trying to stress how much I love my step kids; it's hard to share the time we have with them, and it's hard not to be able to make decisions for them like healthcare or school since I feel so strongly involved in their lives. Having said that, both moms to my step kids are amazing mothers and even though we might disagree I would never in a million years try to take away their relationship with their mom. (I even refer to the kids' moms as "mom" or "mommy"... "I'm going to take you to Mommy's house after practice." "What would Mom say about this new apartment?") And maybe most of all, I would never speak negatively about their moms to the kids because it's not about me or mom, it's about the kids and that hurts them because mom is perfect in their eyes and I intend to keep it that way.