This year I decided I needed to do something to keep me on top of my writing. I want to write a novel, but I don’t practice. Is that needed? Yes. Yes, it is. So on January 7th, I wrote my first blog. After that I realized, I needed some writer community connections. It’s helpful both for growing your craft, as well as your connections to like-minded people. Well, I’m happy to say that through one of my Facebook groups, I have met a lot of great people. (Shout out in the comments if you’re one of my Facebook writing friends!)
But today, I have the honor of introducing Michele, from the “Our Redonkulous Life” blog page to you. I wanted to support some fellow bloggers, and I’m so happy that Michele replied to my search. We’re both new bloggers, we both want to grow our craft and our support for the hobby, and I actually had something on my page that spoke to her! Ironically, it was my spur of the moment first blog ever. Michele liked it because it focused on family having some time together without a screen. So check out how she used karaoke to build a relationship!
CREATING A RELATIONSHIP WITH MY STEP-DAUGHTER
I felt really disconnected from my step-daughter. I wanted to have relationship with her. Being a parent or even a step-parent in my case is very hard to relate to kids today. Especially, if you are not up to date on the “hip” and “cool” things they are in to. Is there any other parent who had no idea what your child was talking about when they were trying to explain Minecraft?
Yeah, I didn’t either. While that may be true, I used to just look at her and smile while nodding my head throwing out the occasional *WOW, OMG and What no way! So cool”. (Hey don’t judge, fake it til you make is my saying) To be honest though, I kinda still don’t get it, but I’m okay with that. However, do not get me started on “Five Nights at Freddie’s”
I never thought I would have a special hobby with my step kids. I really thought I would be known as the uncool stepmom for eternity. However, one day I picked up Mikayla from her mom’s and she says to me randomly. “Seashell (She couldn’t say, Michele when she was younger, she said it and it stuck), I don’t know you as well as I think I should. (Pause right there) at that moment in my head, all I could think of was how this was the moment… its either going to make or break you guys. (Be cool Michele, Don’t freak out…DONT FREAK OUT)