Kristy - posted on 07/05/2009 ( 41 moms have responded )
*Okay, I must come clean. I have been accused of presenting myself under false pre-tenses. I am not an "official" step-mom. As I am not "officially" married to my partner. We have been together for 5 years, lived together for most of that.
-Because of school, money and insurance issues we live as a non-traditional family unit.
"Co-habiting residential partners"
-I cannot spell, have many varied limitations, and no biological children of my own (unless you count Rascal)
*I do have experience, training, education and knowledge to contribute. I have a teaching certificate, certificates in early childhood education, 5 plus years working in daycares, preschool, private pre-k & kindergarten, day-camps, and as a nanny. I also just graduated with my Bachelors’ degree in Social Work.
-I do love my partner and his son. I care for and make sacrifices for this amazing and sometimes challenging young man.
*I think I could contribute and grow from the dynamic exchanges offered here, either as an “almost step-mom” or a “step-monster” or on a contributor, semi-professional and networking status.
-If anyone thinks I should remove myself from this forum please let me know. Questions, comments, whatever.
Sorry if anyone feels deceived.