How do you become the matriarch of a family that is currently made up of someone else's biological children?
I have always dreamt of being this loving mother who makes everyone comfortable as soon as they are home. Makes the cookies, dinner, overflowing with hugs and advice, etc. Which I feel I have successfully created at my household for the most part. But, then there are the times when I go to school events and not only am I not in the front seat of my own life anymore, I barely feel like I'm in the car! How do you SM's have the confidence to just stand up and be who you are while BM is around? I get so self concious because I feel like she has to throw out the Mommy word to everyone. She introduces herself with her married name from FDH and as SD's Mommy! Ugh, I feel like it just tosses my existence out the door! Help, I know this is going to come up a whole lot this summer and next fall! I need to be better prepared next time!