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10 Signs That You’re A Stepmom

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10 Signs That You re A Stepmom stepmom dvd jpgDespite the growing prevalence of blended families, step-mommying still manages to leave a bad taste in some people’s mouths. Cultural weirdness around stepparents, specifically stepmothers, bubble up over notions you think we would have outgrown by 2013. But being a stepmother isn’t just limited to what people want to say about you, but how you experience the parenting world around you.

1. People ask about your kid’s “real mom”

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2. Mother’s Day makes you the tiniest bit uncomfortable

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3. One of your kids has an amazing “mom” adjacent nickname for you

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4. You start a lot of declarative sentences with, “as a parent in a blended family…”

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5. You get into epic comment thread fights with people who say you’ll never supplant your stepchild’s biological mother

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6.You feel awkward navigating most parenting sites

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7. You feel like you constantly have to explain that you fiercely love your kid, no biology required

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8. You feel like you have to out yourself when in a group of bio parents

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9. You don’t like the term “stepmom” and would like an alternative word

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10. You didn’t know you could love someone this much

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(photo: natiel)

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