I rarely talk about my life as a step mum. Rhys features heavily on my vlogs, blog and social media but it’s not often (in fact I’m not sure ever) that I’ve spoken about my role in his life.
It’s not at all because I don’t want to talk about it; it’s not an awkward topic or somewhere I need to tread carefully; it’s simply that I’ve been too busy being his step mum to really think about what it means to me.
I’ve had loads of questions though, people often ask me about my role, how I feel about it, what our relationship is like, does it come naturally … the list goes on. I decided to do a chatty vlog last week to give an overview and I’m so glad that I did it. I got a fab response from what was a really open and honest video. I was so pleased to not only hear from step parents alike but from step children and parents who have remarried and now have step parents for their children.
A few people told me they had wanted to ask and know more but didn’t want to pry and I really wish they hadn’t felt like that. Sharing mine and my families lives with you all through my blog and vlog means I’m opening our doors and letting you all in. Of course privacy is important but I don’t want to keep secrets, I want to be open and honest especially as I do this all for Jasper. I started this blog and have continued to blog and vlog so that Jasper can have his whole life documented; he can see how him and Rhys wrestle and play fight and how me and his daddy still make time for date nights amongst the sleepless nights and daddy working away. I feel a kind of obligation to him and also to you guys to be an open book and I really want you all to be able to ask questions and find out more about us. I say obligation but it’s completely voluntary, I want to be an open book, maybe it’s a need?
So with that in mind, I’m going to film a ‘Step mum Q&A’. I did a general Q&A a while back and loved answering all of your questions, so I thought why not do one again, but this time a little more specific. If you’d like to know anything about my role as a step mum, mine and Rhys’s relationship, our family dynamic, our routine etc then please pop a question in the comments below. Alternatively you can email me, send me a message on Facebook, tweet me, post on instagram – however you want. I’ll probably give it a week and if I get at least 5 questions I’ll go ahead and film my answers 🙂
If you have any general questions send them over too and I’ll film a general Q&A at a later date 🙂
Here’s the video I filmed last week – I hope you like it and you do please don’t forget to give it a thumbs up and subscribe <3
Thanks for reading/watching guys!