LeAnn Rimes Admits: 'Being A Stepparent Can Be Incredibly Intimidating!'

Tue, September 27, 2011 6:03pm EDT by 1 Comment

In her personal blog, LeAnn talks about what it’s like to be a stepmom to her hubby Eddie’s two boys: ‘I will never replace their mother, I would never try. I will however love them with all I have!’

LeAnn Rimes, 29, is trying hard to figure out how to play the role of stepmother to her 38-year-old hubby Eddie Cibrian‘s two young sons Mason, 8 and Jake, 4. In a new personal blog, LeAnn addresses the hardships on how to handle the role and also talks about how she is dealing with the change.

“It’s not easy being a stepparent, taking on a mother or father role in your new blended family and household,” LeAnn confesses. “It can be incredibly intimidating. It’s one of the most challenging positions to be in as a parent and a child.  As a parent you try everything in your power to make it easy on the kids, to make them feel like there’s more love than they could ever imagine, not less.”

LeAnn knows that there are many challenges she must deal with like “two households with different rules, many different personalities and opinions that can pose issues” — but she reminds other stepparents that “it’s important to take the highroad for the kids’ sake and ultimately for your own.”

“There are questions and sometimes the answers are simple, sometimes not,” she continues. “There’s confusion from a stepparent’s perspective: ‘Where do I step in? When do I step out?’ There are the children you want to keep shielded from any negativity that might arise and the biological parent in your household, in my case Eddie, that you never want to let feel like a single parent.”

But LeAnn’s trying her hardest to make it work. “Eddie’s sons, I treat as if they are my own,” she explains. “Trust me, it’s sometimes hard to wrap my mind around. It takes time to get to know your new family and them you. It takes time to get used to going between two worlds for these kids. One thing I know, is that I will never replace their mother, I would never try. I will however love them with all I have”

“These two little boys came into my life for a reason and I think I came into theirs for a reason too. And through all the challenges I speak of, we’ve found an amazing relationship full of laughter, respect and love. It’s beyond rewarding to be able to help Eddie raise the boys and shape their lives. I take my role very seriously and I’m proud of the peaceful, loving environment Eddie and I have created for our family in our household.  Society will always call me a stepmom, the boys will call me Le, but in our house, in our family, we remove the ‘step.’ We really are all… simply family.”

- Lindsey DiMattina

More LeAnn Stories:

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  2. Eddie’s Having A Hard Time Paying Child Support!
  3. LeAnn Joins The PTA!