Hi there! My name’s Jo Rodway and I’m StairMudda or step mum to two beautiful kids, wife to an amazing man, mum to two fur babies and an adventurer at heart. As is the case for most step mums, life hasn’t always been this way, nor did I ever imagine it to be. However I sure am glad to be right here, right now.
The title of ‘step mum’ comes with so many sigmas, expectations and preconceived ideas by others which frankly are not right, fair or just. My past experiences have taught me so much about life, people and how to ensure I can be everything I want to be for my family as well as for myself. I know it’s my purpose in life to be the best version of myself I can be, always learning, always growing. I’m dedicated to leaving behind a trail of kindness, love and support. I hope that I can inspire others to do the same, to be confident with who they are and to be great role models to their kids.
As a step mum, just like any mom, I pick up after the kids, cook dinners that sometimes go uneaten, wash their clothes and make their beds, do school pick up and drop offs, transport to and from after school activities, to parties on weekends, assist with homework, find things when they are missing, know where things are when Dad doesn’t and the list goes on.
Unfortunately step parents do all this without a lot of reward. There’s no warm hugs, kisses or “I love you” at the end of the day. I won’t lie, at times that’s a challenge but I know I am a good role model, encourage independence and respect within a loving and supporting family environment.
I’m not just “StairMudda”. I’m an eternal optimist who loves being challenged and I do things a little different to most. Between step mom duties I’m walking the dogs on the beach, flying my drone to capture some amazing coastal views, trail running through the forest, training for the next endurance event or planning my next hiking adventure in Nepal. Whilst indoors I love to bake, plan my wardrobe around my trucker hat collection and add finishing touches to our recently build new home. Needless to say life is busy but certainly balanced.
This lifestyle inspire site allows me to share my inspiration, motivation and passions beyond the boundaries of our home. So please take a look around.
“I aspire to inspire before I expire”