It’s the hardest holiday of the year for stepmoms – Mother’s Day. Have you made plans for it yet?
I wrote an article last year on how to celebrate as a stepmom. It was recently published again and can be read in Western New York Family Magazine.
What’s a stepmom to do on Mother’s Day? Do we insist that honor be bestowed upon us? Do we create expectations of what our stepchildren should do for us? Do we allow the biological mom to get all the attention for the day?
Mother’s Day can be a hard day for stepmoms because it reminds us of the time and energy we invest in our stepchildren that might include little reward. And if our stepchildren do try to show their appreciation, it can be an awkward and insincere effort, usually prodded by their father.