My Evil Step-Mother Became One of My Favorite People

Mia Hayes
6 min readMay 8, 2022

I thought she was a step-monster until I became a mom myself

Mia Hayes’s family. Photo Credit: Scarlett Heart Photograpy

When I was six, my dad asked me what I wanted for my birthday. “A house of our own,” I told him.

Even though I loved living with my grandfather and my single-father dad needed the help, I dreamed of living in a two-story house with a gabled roof and big porch. My mom wasn’t fully in the…

Mia Hayes

40-something who 💯 doesn’t have it all figured out, but long story short, I survived. Love big. Love hard. Love you.