Nother Mother is a podcast created for Stepmom's and Blended Families. The goal of the podcast is to create episodes that are relatable, sometimes educational, and sometimes it's just a vent sesh so grab your favourite drink and put in your ear buds.
Your co-host, Dana, is a Bonus Mom to a 13 year old girl and Mama to a 9 year old boy and has oftentimes felt very misunderstood in regards to living the step parent life. She has been with her spouse for 10 years who can make her laugh until she pees a little (hello 30's!)
Dana is a Mom who puts her heart and soul into parenting both children equally despite the "biological" difference.
"Step parent hood, like many experiences for others, has been challenging to say the least. In fact, I think the best way I could explain it, was like being a dumping ground for everyone's unsolved anger and confusion. As someone who would best describe myself as a 'people pleaser' in my 20's, I had to learn how to set up boundaries and stick to them if I wanted to make this new role in my life work.
The craziest part about that, is that it took me way too long to figure out. Our family even had a Psychologist for a few years and I never really felt as though they understood the complexity of our family dynamic. It wasn't until I started finding real Stepmom community pages on Instagram that I started learning a thing or two.
Ever since then all I've ever wanted to do is join the ever growing community of resources for Stepmoms, while I still continue to learn and grow so that I can be a better parent to my kids.
Okay, if you've made it this far, here are a few more random facts about me:
1. My birthday is on Christmas Day.
2. I homeschool my son.
3. I know all of the words to the Mama Mia soundtrack.
4. Lover of all dogs....I have two puppies!