Step parenting is like…

I have recently been socializing with other step parents.  I hear and can share their frustrations.  Step parenting is like being the District of Columbia.  You pay taxes, but don’t get a vote.

In my recent read about Lincoln I discovered that he would NEVER have been the great man he became were it not for his stepmom.  His mom died when he was young, his dad was a simple, uneducated man.  Yet, he snagged a nice lady for his second wife who found Abe was practically feral when she entered his life.

put a dress on him and Daniel Day Lewis could play her as well

She got him educated, believed in him and, literally, the rest is history.

So, there would have been no emancipation proclamation without a step mother!!

Anyway, good time for a best of Cool Mom.  A visit from my mom about this subject. ( note, lil Vivien is 2, in the house I had to sell, pre Rex.  I got crap that I let her use a bottle, ah, kiss off)

11 thoughts on “Step parenting is like…

  1. Hi Daphne
    I was also a step mom to my first husbands beautiful daughter. I met her when she was 2.5 years old and was her step-monster as she jokingly call me until her death from kidney failure at 24. It was often challenging because of both her mother and father. When she grew up she told me how much I influenced her in a positive way (and I thought she wasn’t listening!) and that she wouldn’t be the woman she was if it hadn’t been for me. I was so surprised to hear that and really touched. She’s been gone 15 years this past March 15 and still miss her terribly. I know you are a great step-mom. Thanks for the posting on this subject.


  2. love the “classics” from the early days on this site. especially the vids with your mom!

    i was really happy to be able to tell my step mom (from age 8) that she was not a “step monster” and that the distance between me and my father was all his doing, not hers. i love telling my kids that she’s my bonus mom.

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