Stepmom Life

25 Inspirational Quotes for Stepmoms

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

Take Aways

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.

Next Steps

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If you happen to be a stepmom, please check out The Stubborn Stepmom – I have so many resources and so much support and help just for stepmoms there. Send a friend my way, too!

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If you’d like a little more to read, check out my recent posts on 8 Ways to Deal with Mom GuiltHow to Stay Calm & Reduce Anxiety during a Crisis, or 8 Easy Steps to Starting a Blog!

Thanks so much for reading, friends. As always, take care!

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rebecca
rebecca
5 months ago

These are so sweet! Stepmoms are definitely special and definitely needed!

Adriane
5 months ago

These are all so sweet! I never thought about how important it is for step moms to feel included in their step kiddo’s lives!

Kinzy
5 months ago

I’m not a step mom but my mom was to my step siblings. Great quotes!

Santana
5 months ago
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I’m not a step mom and I hope I never am, but it’s a good reminder for everyone to be more positive!

Crystal
Crystal
5 months ago

I never knew step moms growing up. Yes that seems like a shocker. But, then when I met my husband he came from a blended family and I learned just how special every mother is regardless if they were blood related or not. These women have become such a special part of my life and I love them all!

Douglas J
Douglas J
5 months ago

25 quotes all saying something completely different yet all saying the same thing, how important stepmoms are.

Audrey at Two Pink Peonies

These are so sweet. I’m going to share this with my best friend who is a mom to two and a step mom to three!

Tricia Snow
Tricia Snow
5 months ago

Being a stepchild herself my daughter has really become an amazing stepmother. I am going to send her these quotes for some inspiration!

Danielle Ardizzone
5 months ago

Such beautiful sentiments!

Holly
5 months ago

Love this! Being a stepmom for over 20 years to 6 kids with different moms, was a struggle sometimes, but I also could see why my husband got his divorces… thank you for the inspiring quotes

Lisa Manderino
Lisa Manderino
5 months ago

These are great quotes. I think they are very true too!

Kim
5 months ago

I absolutely LOVE quotes! I’m not a step mom but these, I’m sure, bring a smile to all the step moms who read them.

Debbie
5 months ago

Being a good stepmom is not easy!

Lisa Maslyk
5 months ago

Positive quotes are always great to read! Thank you!

Sara - Seek Discover Learn

I am not a stepmom, but I am an adoptive mom and a lot of these quotes resonated with me as well. Being an adoptive mom doesn’t always feel different to me than being a biological mom, but I know that many others see it as being very different. Your quotes remind me not to worry so much about what others think, and to just focus on being the best mom that I can.

Caressa Walker
Caressa Walker
5 months ago

Wow! I honestly never thought about how Stepmoms must feel and so these quotes really opened my eyes to the internal feelings that they face loving children that you did not birth.

Ashley Newton
5 months ago

It’s so important for step parents to have that affirmation. In a lot of cases, step parents are “stepping in” where a biological parent has refused to be.

Lee Anne
Lee Anne
5 months ago

Love! So Sweet! My favorite is the one that says β€œYou did not give me the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.”

Eva Keller
5 months ago

I am technically a stepmother since my husband has children, but they are 19 and 22 and I am 25. They’ve always lived with their mom, but my husband has breakfast with them at least once a week and spends holidays with them, so he is by no means a dead beat dad. I’ve always stayed out of it because I don’t want to intrude and have no interest in having a motherly role over people practically my own age, but his daughter actually called to tell me Happy Mother’s Day the other day since this is the first one since getting married, which was funny. We’ll eventually figure out how this dynamic will play out.

heather J jandrue
5 months ago

These are some great quotes. My sister will appreciate all of these.

Kendra
5 months ago

I love these! I’ve never been a step mom and never had a step mom, but I had a step dad that many of these quotes definitely apply to. He wasn’t perfect, but he stepped in, stepped up, and loved all of us!

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