A day in the life of a bonus mom.

Here is a peek into one day as a bonus mom. This day felt particularly challenging.

First and foremost, it’s important for me to say, I TRULY love my kids bio-mom. She did the best she could at mothering her kids. By no means, do I ever want to disrespect her. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have the chance to bonus mom these six wonderful kids. She loves each of her kids and they feel and know that. (My next post will be the story of how she and I met).

Having said this - I think it’s important to share real feelings and real experiences for the women out there who are currently experiencing these situations, and for the women considering becoming a bonus mom.

A stepmom will pour her soul into nourishing her stepchild, but guaranteed, that love isn’t always the love their kid needs.

Tonight is an example of my life from zero to six…err, seven.

October 16, 2020

I have just “recovered” from Corona

Notes: –

Pesach (Abba / dad),

Hodaya or “Hodi” for short (bio daughter to Pesach and me

Mom - ME

Mama - biomom

Abba just spent 10 days in bed with a fever and horrible cough. Pregnant Mom had a bad headache, flu like symptoms and stomach issues. (Oh yea, did I mention I got pregnant again)? Hodi was having a hard time sleeping at night, and was more sleepy in the day. Six bonus kids, thank G-D were negative, and therefore spent 3 weeks at their mama’s house until we all tested negative.

2:30 PM – Bonus kids arrive home to Abba and mom’s house.

2:45 PM – feed whoever is hungry and begin six lice treatments

4:30 – finish lice treatments

5:10 – Abba takes oldest son to Jerusalem for a dentist appointment

Pregnant mom is at home with seven kids – helping youngest kids with showers, watching a movie with the older kids

5:30 – Hodi goes down for a nap since she missed her earlier nap because she was so excited her siblings came home

6:00 – mom orders pizza for the kids