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This Unexpected Love was created when I found myself deep in the trenches of stepmotherhood. At times it felt like I was alone, navigating blended family life as well as adjusting to a new country I now call home.
Two years into my stepfamily life I turned to the online world and quickly realized there were many blended families out there with really amazing stories.
This Unexpected Love became more than just sharing my stepmom story, things I love to do and the amazing country I live in now.
So let me tell you a little bit about myself. After graduating with a degree in Marketing and Communication, which involved a pretty kick-ass internship in New York City, I started my career in the entertainment world as a project manager in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Years later my career came to a grinding halt when a man walked into my life who would change everything. A typical night out in my hometown forever altered my path in the most unexpected ways.
Now, I reside in Canada. I’m a wife and stepmom to two pretty awesome boys plus we share our home with our rescue dog, Sugar.
The love I have for my stepchildren is an [unexpected] love I never dreamed of having. They are my inspiration and motivation to connect with more stepmammas and learn everything I can about blended families.
At This Unexpected Love we know that you can’t fully prepare yourself to become a stepparent or have an instant ‘perfect’ stepfamily (at the end of the day, there is no such thing as perfection!). Every stepfamily is unique and a one-size-fits-all guide is highly unlikely to happen.
This is exactly the reason why I decided to turn This Unexpected Love into a community of women who have been touched by divorce, separation, remarriage, co-parenting or stepparenting and have found love in the most unexpected places. All throughout life we are surrounded by inspiring and like-minded women who have amazing stories to share.
I love hearing from my readers and I also love connecting with other like-minded modern women who know all about the twists and turns of blended family life. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your guest post ideas, for interviews or just to say hello!