When sitting down to write my blog post for today, I have to say – I just didn’t feel like it. I had a blog post planned where I was going to write about how it is ok to fall back into old ways, since we are all human and this happens from time to time (and I will eventually write this).
We’ve fallen back into old ways in the past few months when it comes to the boys’ birth mother – and I hate it. It’s awful having any sort of conflict or resentment in your life, especially as a stepmom.
So, I decided to completely readjust this post and to make it more uplifting – because I feel like sometimes, as stepmoms, that’s all we need – is to be lifted up! Sometimes all we need is some inspiration (whether it’s true or not) and just a simple light at the end of the tunnel.
So, that’s what today is for. Some quotes for you, stepmom, to lift you up and guide you and inspire you. I hope these make you feel better in whatever situation you are in, and help you realize that you are not alone. You are never alone. Enjoy the quotes, stepmama! (And please – share these with someone who you know could really benefit from these!)
25 Inspirational Quotes for Stepmoms
“Parenthood requires love, not DNA.”Unknown
“Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy.”Unknown
“However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.”Valeria Harper
“Sometimes it doesn’t matter now ‘nice’ you are. A child’s need to please their mother often overrides their ability to accept a stepmother. Learning to not take this kind of rejection personally is one of the biggest challenges a stepmom will face.”Stepmom Magazine
“You never treated me as a spare child, but as an extra blessing.”Unknown
“Stepmoms deserve the same respect a mother would receive. They pour all of their time, energy, and love into a child they didn’t even create. Stepmoms don’t do it because they have to. They do it because they want to.”Unknown
“The stepmom is the lone family member who is greatly affected by decisions in which she often has no say. Having a partner who understands this and takes her feelings into consideration often make the difference between a happy relationship and a strained one.”Jenna Korf
“You did not give me the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.”Unknown
“Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.”Azriel Johnson
“The stepfamily dynamic is so complicated, that even the most secure, self assured women end up having to redefine who they are within the structure of the family.”Unknown
“Anyone can be a mother. It takes a fearless warrior to be a stepmom.”Unknown
“Loving your own kids is easy. Loving another woman’s children as your own is what makes stepmoms really special.”Unknown
“A healthy stepmother knows that somedays she’s a stage hand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and somedays she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.”Unknown
“Blended families: woven together by choice, strengthened together by love, tested by everything, and each uniquely ours.”Unknown
“Stepmom: you made the choice to love when you didn’t have to.”Unknown
“Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.”Dave Willis
“Some families are created in different ways, but are still in every way a family.”Unknown
“Stop thinking that things are going to be perfect. It’s not going to happen. The kids will not get along all the time, the house will not always be quiet, you will not always hear ‘please’ and ‘thank you.’ It isn’t realistic. What is realistic is taking stock of how incredibly lucky you are to have more children to love and guide you.”Kellee Mulkerin-Ford
“Parenting is not a competition. We are all on the same side. The side that loves and supports our children.”Unknown
“Live one day at a time (or one moment if you have to). Blend little by little and celebrate even the smallest breakthrough.”Andi Parker-Kimbrough
“Home should be an anchor, a port in a storm, a refuge, a happy place in which to dwell, a place where we are loved and where we can love.”Marvin J. Ashton
“A stepmother might have to rise above a little more than everyone else to make everything go smoothly and for everyone to feel comfortable. It’s one of the nicest gifts they could give.”Unknown
“I am a stepmom | stepmother, housekeeper, chef, teacher, nurse, coach, chauffeur, story teller, monster killer, planner, organizer, decorator, crafter, peace maker, multitasking, wonder woman, super wife, sometimes the target of bio mom’s anger | and I do everything.”Unknown
“Stepmother: family isn’t always blood, it’s the people in your life who want you in theirs. The ones who accept you for who you are, who would do anything to see you smile, and love you no matter what.”Unknown
“All mothers are warriors who have given life…and all stepmothers are warriors who can change a life.”The Pondering Nook
Well friends, I hope these quotes really did something good to your heart and soul. I know they did for mine.
Stepparenting is not easy – never has been, never will be. But as long as we know that we are in this together – and there is a rainbow on the other side of the storm, we will make it.
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