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Hi, fellow Steemians! After scouring through Steemit for a few days I think it’s finally time that I introduce myself. My name is Stephanie, I am a young Mom of two – my oldest will be 8 in a month and my youngest will be 2 in three months. I’m hoping to bring a lot to this community, mostly related to my experiences with childhood, adulthood, parenthood, mental health, and trauma. All of the things I have gone through in life have taught me an immense amount, and I’d like to try to share some of this wisdom with others.

My goals are to hopefully add perspective to others’ lives & maybe even be able to provide tools or strategies that were previously unknown to them. I want to be an advocate for mental health, and the many people who are going through the many various conditions. I hope to share my story with others to maybe inspire someone, as well as help me heal. I strongly believe and feel that I have a lot to offer this world, and lately have been thinking a lot about starting a blog. Even if I only reach a handful of people or only one person finds hope or help in my blog, I will still have succeeded greatly.

I am aiming to post 2 to 3 times a week - at the moment I do not have one specific subject, and the posts will likely be more closely related to what is happening in my own life & those around me, at least while I get off the ground in the blogging world. I am also working towards having a theme for the week or month that my posts would be centered around or related to, but for the interim it might seem a little scattered while I organize my thoughts. I hope you can bear with me through this learning journey that I am about to embark on!

Now that I have expressed my motivations and goals behind this blog, I feel I should share a little bit more about myself and my experiences.

My life tends to be fairly crazy and chaotic, but you’d never know it by seeing or meeting me. I am an extremely empathic and emotional person and I feel things incredibly deeply. Growing up, my family operated from a much less emotional place and would tend to push that on me. I was often told I was ‘too emotional.’ For as long as I can remember, I’d always envisioned myself having a family of my own when I grew up – myself being the mom, a Dad, and a few children. Part of this would become a reality far sooner than I could have expected, as I became pregnant at 17. Two weeks after my 18th birthday, my beautiful daughter A was born.

At the time of A’s birth, I lived with my Mom (S) because A’s father and I had broken up. I wasn’t aware of how unsupportive S and my Step Dad were towards me until it was too late. When A was about a year and a half, S & Step Dad took my daughter from me when I was moving into my own place. This projected me towards a deeply emotional path full of pain and hurt. It was also full of growth & learning.

Almost 7 years later, and she still does not live with me. Our judicial system needs significant work and I have unfortunately been immensely negatively impacted by it. I haven’t stopped fighting for her, and I never will.

I met my son’s Dad about 4 – 5 years ago [which is a complicated story in and of itself] which eventually lead to the conception of our amazing little boy K. It’s safe to say that just as A had saved me at 18, K has saved me again at 24 when he was born and he continues to do so every single day. K has helped heal me in many ways, he teaches me new things daily, and he is the reason I can get up and smile every day after 10/15+ years of depression. I have a renewed spark for life again & it’s largely because little K has reminded me how to be happy & love again.

K’s Dad (D) and I split up when he was around 6 months old - but I have to toot my own horn and admit that we are amazing at co parenting together. I couldn’t have asked for a better Dad for our son or a better person to co parent with. We haven’t had huge co parenting hurdles to jump over, and I can even safely say that we are friends. This is such a change in pace for me, so it’s quite the sigh of relief knowing there’s no struggle or upset for our son to be immersed in.

D and I have one common goal, and that is our son’s happiness. We also both strongly feel that our son should see us and know both of us as his family, that despite the fact we are separated, we both are still his family. It may seem silly to some, but D & I came from broken families & after the trauma with my daughter we see how important it is for K to have his family without conditions.

I have some rather large goals for my immediate and not so immediate future, and I am beyond excited for the beginning, middle, and end. These next few years are hopefully going to open up so many doors for us, and I’m excited to be able to start sharing this new adventure with everyone. If you have read this far, I really, genuinely appreciate it and I want to thank you very much.

Love & Happiness to you all. ✨

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Hi and welcome here! When I started on steemit, my biggest problem was to find interesting people to interact with. So, to help newcomers getting started I created a directory with other interesting and or talented steemians to follow or interact with. Feel free to check it out at https://www.steemiandir.com I am sure it will help you find like-minded people. Enjoy your stay here and do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Welcome to Steemit! You sound like a very beautiful person and I can't wait to see what you share! You seem like a good addition to the steemit community so I shared your post with a local contest for new steemians here.

Oh wow, thank you so much! I just checked it out and it seems like a really neat contest!

Stephanie, my parents divorced when I was 23 in 2008. It can be tough. I'm glad you are here to give people perspective. You have an awesome smile. You seem to be a great mother. I'm Joey from Oregon. Perspective is precious and beautiful. Life is a journey for sure and talking about that adventure, step by step, is priceless. Keep up the good work. I love your name, Stephanie. Upvoted Resteemed.

Divorce is definitely a tough thing. I was 7 when mine divorced, and I've learned a lot about what I don't want to do. Thank you so much, I appreciate it!

Awesome that you became a wonderful woman. By the way, if you don't know, one guy that makes videos about philosophy, life advice, things relating to single mothers, family principles, etc, is @stefan.molyneux






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Thank you so much! I'm excited to become a part of the community!

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You are very welcome to the great community. We hope to learn from your experiences and thoughts.

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Thank you! I'm really looking forward to getting to know this community better!

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Thank you so much for your interest!

@raisingadults it’s nice to see new face on steemit, hope you will spread positive vibes in steemit.and keep up the good work on steemit...;-) and be regular on steemit it will make grow you faster... ;-)

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Welcome Stefanie
to the Steemit platform, Yes its happening you are a steemian now. This is the moment to warm welcoming you as a new user. And you receive this message because you used the #introduceyourself tag!
We have a group of mums here who help eachother,
Go visit @steemitmamas
I was welcomed with good advice too when I started so here i am. I know that steemit may seem very overwhelming right now but don't worry. After a few blog you will be the best blogger and contributor.
If you have any questions just ask your questions on any of my blog posts and I'll be more than happy to assist you with whatever questions you may have!
I may know the answer. But very important I recommend you to never give up any off your passwords they are yours ! Please for safety tips read and visit the white paper or my blog about safety
https://steemit.com/community/@brittandjosie/4-o-clocky-steem-keys-key-to-your-succes-so-secure-them
To easy post use APPICSand to control your account use Steemify.
https://steemit.com/busy/@exyle/using-steemify-to-stay-up-to-date-about-the-blockchain-like-project-destiny-please-consider-blockbrothers-for-your-witness-vote The Steemify App I use is great, it is available in the Appstore and its Free.
It gives you insight on what is happening in your account.
Maybe great to join Steemterminal in Discord and visit @heyhaveyamet to See more newcomers onboard.
Here is what we do :
https://steemit.com/heyhaveyamet/@heyhaveyamet/meet-the-hhym-and-the-steem-terminal-crew-part-one-hhym
Good Luck, Have fun and I wish you loads of success on here! :)
GREETZ from Holland
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Welcome to the community @raisingadults so great to virtually meet you lol.

I'm excited to see more of what you will write about. I love reading more reality blogs of different peoples perspectives on life.
your son is adorable!! I am a mum too of 5 little/big kiddos. I write about them often.
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Thank you, and I definitely can't deny that he is adorable. I will check your blog out! Perspective is huge.

Hello to you too from the rainy midnight in Finland.

I'm now following also @mumma-monza because I want to know more parents in here in Steemit.

I need to get to bed now, it's 23.15 here in Finland.

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Hey @mr72bussi I will come over and connect with you :)

I saw the new follow, and thanks so much for that

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Welcome to steemit @raisingadults.

Welcome the new steemians. Have a great day!

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Hey Stephanie! Welcome to steemit, glad you decided to join our rather crazy corner of the internet and I’m sure you’ll fit right in and find the tribe that vibes with your type of content!

Have fun and I wish you all the best

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Thank you for the warm welcome! Im excited to continue to explore this community more.

Hey from Finland.

I'm a dad of three boys, 7 and twins 5 y.o.

I'm going to read your article a little little bit later, because I am going to bed now.

Although I began to follow you, because I see too few parents in here.

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Twins must have been difficult during the infancy stage! I have a lot of respect for parents with multiples.
Thank you for the follow! Hopefully i can bring something great to this community.

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