The transition from single to instant parent

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The transition from single to instant parent

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Going from the transition of being a fabulous single girl to an instant mom was tough, for sure. I had to continually remind myself that, first and foremost, I am me. I am Tristen. Then, I am a wife and a step-mom. To do this, I had to preserve all of the things that I'm interested in, even if they didn't fit into my new role. I had to preserve the relationships with my friends. I got really lucky because I was blessed with an awesome step-mom in my own life, and she sort of trained me, by default, that I had to preserve my own identity. I also have an awesome husband who gets it. He gets it when I need a few days off of being a step-mom and a few days on, of being a single girl. I would say that the hardest transition was giving up my two-door convertible coup, for a more family friendly, definitely less sexy, car.

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Tristan Coppersmith

Stepmom & Expectant Mom

Tristan is a stepmom of two and a mom of one-on-the-way. By day she is a Love Stylist, helping single women navigate the challenges of dating. She is the author of Menu Dating and the soon to be released, Getting Out of Love's Way. By night she is a psychology grad student at Pepperdine. What she really lives for, though, is lazy strolls on the beach, eavesdropping at local coffee shops, shopping for vintage dresses and of course, snuggle time with the family. 

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