This is a guest post by my friend Catherine Oxenberg - wife, mother, actress ...and real-life princess! Catherine shares her experience as a step-parent; the family dynamics and separation that's often felt by both parent and child, and how she stepped-up to ensure a sense of belonging that is crucial. Her insight, honesty and clarity of intention touched me. It is a great reflection of ownership, personal responsibility and moving forward despite feeling completely comfortable. A beautiful example of how it's never too late to do the right thing.
Being a mom has been the most challenging and most rewarding role of my life. How has parenting impacted you? ...I would love to hear your story, as well.
"For me, being a parent was incredibly easy, whereas being a stepparent challenged me to grow in ways I didn’t anticipate.