Being a Parent of Step-kids

My husband and I were previously married.  We both had 1 child from the first marriage and we have a daughter together.  My step-daughter is now 16.  I have been her step-mom since she was 3.  We have a very close relationship considering she lives thousands of miles away.  She only visits 2 times a year and has done so for the past 8 years.  While we lived in the same state (for 3 years) when she was 7, my children all became very close and their bond is strong even to this day.  My 2 children are ages 15 (boy) and 8(girl).  They are all wonderful and family is #1 in all our hearts and minds. 

juliemocha juliemocha
36-40, F
Nov 6, 2007