Liz - posted on 03/26/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
I am brand spanking new at all this mom stuff. Not because I am the proud parent of a brand new baby, but because I have entered the scary world of step-motherhood. I went from being single and my baby being a spoiled mutt, to being practically married and having a five year old part time, and an... ex wife. I am in no way complaining. I love my life. I love my boyfriend, I love his son, and there are times I love his ex wife, but this is tough.
I am significantly younger than the ex wife and my boyfriend, 7 years to be exact, and shorter for that matter and when I have to go to a parent function, I feel like all of the moms are staring at me like I was a home wrecking whore or something. I actually did not even know either of them until almost a year after their divorce, and it was not my boyfriend that strayed His son is in soccer, and you better believe, just like mommy and daddy, I'm right there to watch. BUT, it kills me to get the sideways glances from the other mothers there. How in the world do I deal with this? I especially want to know from biomoms... What am I doing wrong?
Many of the women will talk to the ex wife, but until yesterday, I was treated like a leper. Finally a single mother, who shows up in work clothes and all (not putting her down, giving major kudos) started talking to me about dogs. In 3 weeks of practices, pictures, and games, she is the first one to speak to me and make eye contact and quickly look away.