93 Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

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Best Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared. Unknown
A healthy stepmother knows that somedays she’s a stagehand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and somedays she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.
A healthy stepmother knows that somedays she’s a stagehand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and somedays she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace. Unknown
Even on days when you feel like you are doing everything wrong, I promise you your stepkids still think you are the best stepmom.
Even on days when you feel like you are doing everything wrong, I promise you your stepkids still think you are the best stepmom. Unknown
I use the word bonus mom because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra, wonderful little angel in my life. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
I use the word bonus mom because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra, wonderful little angel in my life. Gisele Bündchen
Most stepmoms will never even try to take over the role of the bio mom in their stepkid’s life, but she will do her best to be accepted as an equal part of the family.
Most stepmoms will never even try to take over the role of the bio mom in their stepkid’s life, but she will do her best to be accepted as an equal part of the family. Unknown
There is no universal approach when it comes to being a stepmom. So, let us all just do our best to encourage and help each other through it. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
There is no universal approach when it comes to being a stepmom. So, let us all just do our best to encourage and help each other through it. Unknown
Partners and stepchildren sometimes don’t see stepmothers as real mamas, even though they often do just as much as a biological mother (sometimes more) a stepmom also cooks, cleans, washes Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Partners and stepchildren sometimes don’t see stepmothers as real mamas, even though they often do just as much as a biological mother (sometimes more) a stepmom also cooks, cleans, washes clothes, gives the kids baths, tells stories, cuddles them, etc.
It is said that with great power comes great responsibility. But stepmothers’ shoulder great responsibilities even when they have limited power over their stepchildren in terms of acceptability and trust. Unknown
You have been the mother that I need.  Even though you didn't birth me, you have played such an important role in my life.  I have the best of all worlds by having you as my sweet and wonderful
You have been the mother that I need.  Even though you didn’t birth me, you have played such an important role in my life.  I have the best of all worlds by having you as my sweet and wonderful “second mom.” Unknown 
She never gets tired of making me feel what it’s like to have a family not solely based by blood or name, but by heart and soul. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
She never gets tired of making me feel what it’s like to have a family not solely based by blood or name, but by heart and soul. Unknown
Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy. Unknown
To the stepmom who feels like you are failing. Don’t doubt yourself. Right now, it feels hard, but each day you still show up, even through the exhaustion. You pour your love into your children, Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
To the stepmom who feels like you are failing. Don’t doubt yourself. Right now, it feels hard, but each day you still show up, even through the exhaustion. You pour your love into your children, even though your cup feels empty. You do the best you can, even when you think you can’t. And that dear mama is not failing. You are amazing. Unknown

Not a single drop of my self-worth depends on what the bio mom in my situation thinks of me. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Not a single drop of my self-worth depends on what the bio mom in my situation thinks of me. Unknown
Stepmothers in books usually behave very spitefully towards the children entrusted to them. But he was now learning from his own experience that in real life, this does not always happen.
Stepmothers in books usually behave very spitefully towards the children entrusted to them. But he was now learning from his own experience that in real life, this does not always happen. Murasaki Shikibu Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood but of respect and joy in each other’s life. Richard Bach
Half and full should be used in Maths, not in relationships. There are no half-mothers, only complete families.
Half and full should be used in Maths, not in relationships. There are no half-mothers, only complete families. Unknown
Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s. Sheryl Crow
Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and
Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family. Tom Frydenger
Being a stepmom is like completing someone else’s incomplete melody. Understanding the already-created tune and adding your personality to seamlessly complete it is a work of a true maestro. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Being a stepmom is like completing someone else’s incomplete melody. Understanding the already-created tune and adding your personality to seamlessly complete it is a work of a true maestro. Unknown
I don't care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — are your family. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching — are your family. Jim Butcher

Short Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

We aren’t stepfamily, we aren’t half family, we’re just family.

We aren’t stepfamily, we aren’t half family, we’re just family. Unknown
A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around. Unknown
Yes, I didn’t give you life, but you gave me mine.
Yes, I didn’t give you life, but you gave me mine. Unknown
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. Oprah Winfrey
Marriage brought us together, being a family is just what’s in your hearts.
Marriage brought us together, being a family is just what’s in your hearts. Unknown
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. Barbara Bush Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.
Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation. Robert A. Heinlein
 A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile.   Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile. Ivana Davies 
I asked God for a best friend, so he sent me a stepmom!
I asked God for a best friend, so he sent me a stepmom! Unknown
However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle. Valeria Harper
You came not to replace my mother but to add to the love that I am receiving.
You came not to replace my mother but to add to the love that I am receiving. Unknown
Happiness [is] only real when shared. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Happiness [is] only real when shared. Jon Krakauer
You never treated me as a spare child but as an extra blessing.
You never treated me as a spare child but as an extra blessing. Unknown
Dear Stepmom, thank you for being patient with me…every single day.
Dear Stepmom, thank you for being patient with me…every single day. Unknown
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark. Pierce Brown
A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile.
A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile. Ivana Davies

Inspirational Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Who cares if another woman or man loves your child, plays with your child, or builds a healthy relationship  Either way, your child is benefiting. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Who cares if another woman or man loves your child, plays with your child, or builds a healthy relationship?  Either way, your child is benefiting.  Jessica James
Bright families are like bright colors When you blend two, you get something beautiful!
Bright families are like bright colors: When you blend two, you get something beautiful! Unknown
Not every child in this world is fortunate enough to have two beautiful moms in a single lifetime. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Not every child in this world is fortunate enough to have two beautiful moms in a single lifetime. Unknown
Proud Stepmothers. We are not attempting to be some other person. We are quite amazing just being ourselves. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Proud Stepmothers. We are not attempting to be some other person. We are quite amazing just being ourselves. Unknown
A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.
A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with. T.J. Klune
When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with your best interest at heart. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with your best interest at heart. Jessica James
The older I get, the more I realize that my stepmom is the best friend I could ever have.
The older I get, the more I realize that my stepmom is the best friend I could ever have. Unknown
A good stepmom is not made--she is built.  She is built by the hardship of her role, the tears she cries in secret, and by the lessons, she learns through trial and error.  Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
A good stepmom is not made–she is built.  She is built by the hardship of her role, the tears she cries in secret, and by the lessons, she learns through trial and error.  Michelle Zunter
I will never understand the difference between a stepmother and a biological mother because you’ve never shown me the difference between the two. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
I will never understand the difference between a stepmother and a biological mother because you’ve never shown me the difference between the two. Unknown
Step-parents are not around to replace biological parents but rather to augment a child’s life experience.
Step-parents are not around to replace biological parents but rather to augment a child’s life experience. Azriel Johnson
I might not have carried them in my belly for nine months, but I promise to carry them in my heart forever. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
I might not have carried them in my belly for nine months, but I promise to carry them in my heart forever. Unknown
Being a stepmom is not easy, but a sweet hug and kiss from the kids are all worth it.
Being a stepmom is not easy, but a sweet hug and kiss from the kids are all worth it. Unknown
My stepmom is an angel who gave me additional love, and I am so grateful. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
My stepmom is an angel who gave me additional love, and I am so grateful. Unknown
I love my stepmom and everything she does for me. I couldn’t imagine my life without her in it.
I love my stepmom and everything she does for me. I couldn’t imagine my life without her in it. Unknown
Step-parents are not in the background anymore. They’re at the forefront of raising our children — and more so every day. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Step-parents are not in the background anymore. They’re at the forefront of raising our children — and more so every day. Michelle Brown
Happy Mothers’ Day to a woman who has always tried to fill the empty space in my heart, not my mother’s shoes.
Happy Mothers’ Day to a woman who has always tried to fill the empty space in my heart, not my mother’s shoes. Unknown
A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse; they marry an entire situation. They find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse; they marry an entire situation. They find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries. Unknown
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
To my stepmom, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made us feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved us as your own. And I will always Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
To my stepmom, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made us feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved us as your own. And I will always love you for that. Unknown
Stepparenting is working at a late-night convenience store…all the responsibility and none of the authority. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Stepparenting is working at a late-night convenience store…all the responsibility and none of the authority. Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
All of a sudden, you’re thrown into doing motherly duties. And I call that the stepmom vortex. You just get pulled in. You’re making lunches. You’re making dinners. You’re going to practice
All of a sudden, you’re thrown into doing motherly duties. And I call that the stepmom vortex. You just get pulled in. You’re making lunches. You’re making dinners. You’re going to practice. … Nobody tells you. Kendall Rose
Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life. Jodi Picoult

Heartwarming Mom and Stepmom Quotes

Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.

Family is family and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. C. Joybell C.
A happy family is the greatest dream for all children whose parents have been through a divorce or who lost a parent in a tragic way. Only one whose heart is full of love can choose to love some Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
A happy family is the greatest dream for all children whose parents have been through a divorce or who lost a parent in a tragic way. Only one whose heart is full of love can choose to love someone else’s child as their own. Unknown
They are not my stepchildren.  They are my children who came into this world before I met them.
They are not my stepchildren.  They are my children who came into this world before I met them.  Unknown 
Stepmoms show mutual love and appreciation which is the basis of every happy family not blended, not half, just family. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Stepmoms show mutual love and appreciation which is the basis of every happy family not blended, not half, just family. Unknown
​I never had that wicked stepmother or evil stepfather thing at all. I’m very close to both stepparents and I consider them to be my parents,
​I never had that wicked stepmother or evil stepfather thing at all. I’m very close to both stepparents and I consider them to be my parents, too. Mark Ronson
Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures. Morris Gleitzman
No matter what happens, I want my stepchildren to know that they are forever loved.
No matter what happens, I want my stepchildren to know that they are forever loved. Unknown
Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather augment a child’s life experience. Azriel Johnson Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Just because she didn’t give birth to the child doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of loving them. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Just because she didn’t give birth to the child doesn’t mean she isn’t capable of loving them. Unknown
Being a stepmom is one of the most selfless things you could do in your life. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Being a stepmom is one of the most selfless things you could do in your life. Ivana Davies
Being a stepmom is a relationship like no other. Even the seemingly impossible challenges and fights will bond you to your stepchild or stepchildren for a lifetime.
Being a stepmom is a relationship like no other. Even the seemingly impossible challenges and fights will bond you to your stepchild or stepchildren for a lifetime. Michelle Brown
Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static or set. People marry in divorce. They’re born, and they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static or set. People marry in divorce. They’re born, and they die. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. Sarah Dessen
Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to
Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to your happiness. Beth Huber
Co-parenting is not a competition. It's a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them. Anne Brown
The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.
The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer. Al Hodson
Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute. You didn’t grow under my heart but in it. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute. You didn’t grow under my heart but in it. Fleur Conkling Heyliger
Good step-parents do much of the parenting that birth parents do but without much credit. They comfort, advise, teach, support, encourage, and love their stepchildren. Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes They make a valuable
Good step-parents do much of the parenting that birth parents do but without much credit. They comfort, advise, teach, support, encourage, and love their stepchildren. They make a valuable contribution in their lives. Kelly Eden
To my stepmom, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made us feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved us as your own. And I will always
To my stepmom, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made us feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved us as your own. And I will always love you for that. Unknown
You must remember family is often born of blood, but it doesn't depend on blood
You must remember family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood. Trenton Lee Stewart
If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn't have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. I know now why all those events happened.
If the standard route for creating a family had worked for me, I wouldn’t have met this child. I needed to know her. I needed to be her mother. I know now why all those events happened. Or didn’t happen. So I could meet this little girl. She is, in every way, my daughter. Nia Vardalos
I love my stepmom. She may not have given birth to me, but she has always raised me as her own.
I love my stepmom. She may not have given birth to me, but she has always raised me as her own. Unknown

Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes About Love

I might not be the mother who gave you the gift of life, but I’m glad life gave me you as a gift. You are my stepdaughter and I will truly love you no matter what.

I might not be the mother who gave you the gift of life, but I’m glad life gave me you as a gift. You are my stepdaughter and I will truly love you no matter what. Unknown
Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much.
Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much. Philippa Gregory
Family isn't blood. It's the people who love you. The people who have your back.
Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back. Cassandra Clare
A caring stepmother doesn’t have to replace the child’s own mom. She will secure her own special place in the heart of the child by her love and care.
A caring stepmother doesn’t have to replace the child’s own mom. She will secure her own special place in the heart of the child by her love and care. Unknown
A stepparent is so much more than just a parent They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.
A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to. Unknown
It takes someone really brave to be a stepmom. Someone strong to raise a child not her own but love them with all her heart anyway.
It takes someone really brave to be a stepmom. Someone strong to raise a child not her own but love them with all her heart anyway. Unknown
Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins knows this it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it's incredible and surprising.
Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins knows this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it’s incredible and surprising. Nia Vardalos Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes
Although my stepson and I may not share the same blood, we will always share the same love.
Although my stepson and I may not share the same blood, we will always share the same love. Unknown
Biological, step, foster, adoptive. It’s not the word before ‘mom’ that defines you, but rather the love and dedication in your heart.
Biological, step, foster, adoptive. It’s not the word before ‘mom’ that defines you, but rather the love and dedication in your heart. Unknown
From the moment I became a stepmother, my purpose has been to love and protect these children with everything I have.
From the moment I became a stepmother, my purpose has been to love and protect these children with everything I have. Unknown
A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed.
A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed. Unknown
Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.
Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. Dave Willis
A stepparent is an amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own.
A stepparent is an amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own. Unknown
Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.
Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. Leigh Anne Tuohy
Blended families are woven together by choice. Strengthened together by love. Tested by everything. And each is uniquely ours.
Blended families are woven together by choice. Strengthened together by love. Tested by everything. And each is uniquely ours. Unknown

Summary

A few expectations from StepMomming.com that StepMom should be accountable to Mom for .

  1. Return texts and calls as soon as possible.
  2. Don’t allow the child to call Stepmom “Mom”
  3. Don’t force children to have to choose between Mom and Stepmom.
  4. Stepmom should work at understanding Mom’s perspective.
  5. Share pics and stories from when the children are iwth Stepmom.
  6. Never criticize Mom to son or daughter.
  7. Consult Mom on major decisions
  8. Report any important questions and discussions to Mom.

Chatelaine.com lists some areas to focus on when you become a Stepmom.  (from parenting expert Kathy Lynn)

You cannot rush the formation of a relationship between a Stepmom and a child.  How quickly a child warms up to a Step-parent is a very complex dynamic.  It has more to do with the experiences the child has been through than who the Stepmom is.  Let the relationship develop over time through shared activities.

Be yourself.  You are not looking to be a replacement for their biological mother.  And, you don’t have to be like her.

Be sensitive on issues of discipline.  You should expect manners and civility from a step-child, but allow.

A few other things to keep in mind and be sensitive to.

  • No matter how well you treat stepchildren, they can see you as being the obstacle that will forever block their parents getting back together.
  • Children are children and parents are adults.  They will test you and at times cause difficulties.  We did the same for our parents, regardless of whether they were biological or step, when we were growing up.
  • Interact with your extended family with an open mind.
  • There will be times when you feel that you are on the outside looking in.  Your husband and his children have a history before you.  Respect that.
  • Your spouse cannot force his children to like you but he should insist that your step-children treat you respectfully.
  • Be kind to the children’s biological Mom.
  • Sharing time during holidays, birthdays, graduations

These bullet points are my takeaways from 25 Rules for being a good stepmom.

  • Your stepson or stepdaughter still have hope that their parents will get back together.  Their father’s marriage to you is the end of that hope.  They will probably have some resentment toward you for that.
  • Always remember that they are children and will act like it.  They will be immature and emotional.  That is developmentally appropriate for children and should be expected.
  • Enter the relationship with your blended family with an open heart and an open mind.
  • There will be times that you might feel like an outsider when your husband and his children share memories from before you knew them.

 

Must Read

Building Love Together in Blended Families: The 5 Love Languages and Becoming Stepfamily Smart 

 

 

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