The Joyful Stepmom
Small Acts of Kindness
Posted on September 23rd, 2016

Road trip! Over the summer we took a road trip for a long weekend. My stepson came with us! When we arrived, I sent his mom a text to let her know we made it safely. She didn't ask me to do this and my stepson has his own phone to text her. However, it only takes a moment to communicate and let someone know their child traveled safely. 

When we are new stepmoms, or wanting to repair a relationship, we want to make a grand gesture. We look for ways to extend the olive branch that feel intense or overwhelming to the biological mom. No one is sure what the olive branch should be or how to receive it. 

Small, gentle acts of kindness towards each member of your stepfamily build relationship. Be on time to meeting places, answer texts politely, smile. Remember the wisdom of Proverbs 31:25 "Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future." 

Is there one small act of kindness you can extend to the mother of your stepchildren? Smile at the future, Stepmom, and build into your family. 


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