Stepmomming on Mother’s Day

As a stepmom, Mother’s Day is one of those strange days for me.

(…well okay, it’s kind of strange EVERY day … but … #life 🤷‍♀️)

Even six years into this, I (oddly?) never really think about my role in this day.
(even though my family thinks about it for me 👇)

“You may not have given me life, but you have certainly made my life better.” — gift from my stepkids last year

I still approach Mother’s Day kinda like —
👉 It’s about my own mama, and my mother-in-law, and my grandmothers.
👉 It’s about my friends who recently became moms,
and friends who’ve been moms for years.
👉 And of course, my stepkids’ mom.

But I almost always miss the connection to myself.

I’m not sure why. I don’t do it on purpose.

Is it the same for bio-moms too? Do you think about the day more in terms of your own mom, rather than for yourself?

I’d imagine it’s more of a stepmom thing. **shrug**

Like … you’re still a female adult-with-kids.

But they ain’t yours.

And yet still …

Do you stress about them, as if they were your own?
Do you celebrate with them, as if they were your own?
Do you love and laugh and cry and feel All The Things — as if they were your own?

I think one way to answer that would be:
If they WERE your own, would you do anything differently?

For me, the answer is absolutely not.

So Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.
And the stepmoms, too.
We’re all doing the best we can for these kiddos.

**high five**

Celebrate the moms and stepmoms in your life with a ~handmade card~ that just hit my Etsy shop this week!

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