Podcast Episodes

Episode 104: Rocking the Bonus Mom Life with Krislyn Foust

March 15, 2021

Listen below or head on over to iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher! Meet Krislyn!  BECOMING A BONUS MOM All moms have different walks of life and Krislyn shares her individual journey, her takeaways, and her advice with us! Being a bonus mom can be a lonely road and it can be confusing and emotional to try […]

Travel the world on fifteen damn dollars
Why I don't believe in affiliate marketing
TEN THINGS I ALWAYS HAVE IN MY SUITCASE
Now Trending:
I'm KAte!

Put a short description here that explains the purpose of your blog and welcomes your readers. You could also link this to your About Page if you want to send people there.

hello,

Ready to Make Your Dreams Happen?

tell me more

Taiyaki occupy farm-to-table swag fashion axe four loko. Church-key palo santo selvage.

Listen below or head on over to iTunes, Spotify, or Stitcher!

Meet Krislyn! 

BECOMING A BONUS MOM

All moms have different walks of life and Krislyn shares her individual journey, her takeaways, and her advice with us! Being a bonus mom can be a lonely road and it can be confusing and emotional to try and figure out your place. I love sharing real honest stories in these episodes because as moms it is so important to find a place where we can connect and relate!

Krislyn tied the knot with Brandon right before COVID set in and she married into a beautiful family with two kiddos, Maeci and Finn. When she’s not being a bonus mom she runs a Lululemon store on the Las Vegas strip! Going into dating as someone who has always wanted kids with a man who already had two offers a unique dating experience. 

Krislyn mentions that it took time to navigate what her role specifically would look like as a mother influence in the lives of these kiddos. A journey of finding who she was as a bonus mom to be the best addition to their lives.

When you’re dating someone with kiddos it can be easy to worry about timing and when is “too soon” or not, but Krislyn says she learned to always keep the kids’ hearts in mind when making these big decisions.

One of the trickiest parts was realizing I am not their mom, I am not here to replace their mom, so who am I as Krislyn to Maeci and Finn. And what I’ve learned is I am here to be their biggest cheerleader and an additional advocate for them”

Krislyn’s stepson Finn has an undiagnosed genetic disease and is currently non verbal and non mobile. So she mentions it has been important to learn what it looks like to be a place of stability and an advocate for Finn, while understanding that decisions regarding his medical care aren’t hers to make.

Even in 2021 there is still stigmas surrounding blended families and it can be hard to find a community of people experiencing your same journey as a bonus parent, and Krislyn mentions that social media has been a great tool for finding people and groups to connect with people walking a similar life.

Krislyn’s Best Advice for Stepparents:

  1. Make sure you continue to date your husband
  2. It’s going to be hard, but it is more than worth it in the end
  3. Get to know the kids hearts- not being bonded by blood it is so important to find a unique way to build that deep bond!

Everyday is a fresh start! Give yourself so much grace, give your little ones grace, and remember tomorrow is always a new day.

CONNECT WITH KRISLYN AND SAY HI!

Instagram: @krislynfoust

Please SUBSCRIBE to the show, SHARE with your friends, and leave a REVIEW! This helps get the show in front of even more mamas, and allows me to get awesome guests who are going to blow your mind!

Follow Allison on Instagram!

SHOW SPONSOR

The Memories in Moments: Unwrapped Subscription

Meet Memories in Moments: Unwrapped! You new #busymomlife bestie taking all special occasion and holiday prepping and planning OFF your plate! A full year of celebrations delivered right to your doorstep for guaranteed family fun and happy kiddos. Zero time and energy on your part, just FUN, intentional quality family time. Happy kids, happy mama, happy memories. Win win, WIN, sis! Subscribe here – use code NEWFRIEND for $5 off your first box!

Pin for Later!

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

so hot right now

I'm Kate, your new get-a-grip friend.

Poke fixie kickstarter fashion axe mixtape brunch. Small batch bushwick master cleanse waistcoat, everyday carry chillwave la croix. Jianbing next level narwhal, messenger bag.

more about me

hey there!

Steal HerTips for Your Next Launch

get it now

FREE DOWNLOAD

Take Better Photos Without a Fancy Camera

read it

blog post

 Top Resources

Free checklist

How to Write a Perfect Pitch

TERMS OF SERVICE | PRIVACY POLICY
@ALLISON CARTER CELEBRATES 2022

contact
let's work together
About
Home

SEND ME A NOTE >

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE PITCHNG CHECKLIST >

BLOG

what you're missing on the gram...