Hello! My name is Michelle and I recently discovered that I will soon be parenting two children (6 & 8) with my partner. I won't get into the details here, but, I will share that it is a huge surprise that I will soon have two children in my home full-time. At 36, never married with no children of my own, I am so happy to discover a community of mothers who are here to share experiences and support the joys and challenges that accompany all forms of motherhood- even those that are completely unexpected. I know this will certainly be a journey for all of us and it is a bit daunting and I feel a bit, dare I say, unprepared!? I feel very fortunate already to find those who have experienced (and are experiencing) similar circumstances. I also hope to have biological children in the future and look forward to sharing that joy when the time is right as well! I'm looking forward to learning and growing with you all and thank you in advance for all you give (even unknowingly!).
Soon to be stepmother of two looking for helpful hints and community
Welcome Michelle! Some forums that might be of interest to you (depending on your circumstances) are our Adoptive and Foster Parenting and Blended and Step Family Parenting forums. Of course, our general Parenting forum is very active and includes perspectives from a diverse group of mamas all of whom, like you, enjoy learning and sharing and growing together. If you have any questions about the forums, just let us know!