Growing the family
I have a 15-year-old stepdaughter, an 11-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old daughter, and I’m also 12 weeks pregnant.
My 15-year-old pretty much just wants to hang out with her friends these days, but my other two still …
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My 15-year-old pretty much just wants to hang out with her friends these days, but my other two still like to go to the library or play in the fountains or at the park. Anything free and fun.
I think that when the baby comes there may be some jealousy with the other girls, but on the flip side I’m excited to connect our families together. All of the girls will be related to the baby, and I think it will kind of solidify the family.
Working it out
We have family meetings every Sunday night. We talk about what’s been bothering us throughout the week and how we can make it better. We also go to church every week, and I think our shared faith helps us remember to be respectful to one another. We also try to have Scripture study together every day at home and we pray together every day. I think all of that helps us bond.
My husband and I don’t have a lot of time together. When we can talk privately, we talk about what we can do to make the next week go smoother.
He works a lot but we do have a window when my daughters are with their dad and his daughter is with her mom, so when that happens we try to get out for a Saturday night together.
When I have free time just for me, I like to go shopping but not really buy anything. I just like walking around the shops and trying things on.
And I love to go to the movies by myself. If there’s a movie I really want to see, I’ll go to the theater alone so no one’s distracting me. My favorites are sci-fi fantasy.
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