What To Do As Stepmom On Mother’s Day

Last Updated on August 31, 2023 by Lori Pace

Being unrecognized as a mother as a stepmom on Mother’s Day is hard. However, this is a disappointing reality for stepmoms who care about their stepchildren, and wish to be acknowledged by them on Mother’s Day.

This means they won’t be able to see their stepchildren for Mother’s Day. It is unlikely that there will be a mimosa brunch, bear hugging, or even a call. But, there’s hope! Stepmother’s Day takes place on the Sunday after Mother’s Day. Stepmother’s Day, which is the day after Mother’s Day, is your time to shine.

Enjoy this weekend with your kids, or your partner, if you don’t have children. Then get ready for next weekend’s party!

Tips to Feel Better as a Stepmom on Mother’s Day

Tips to Feel Better as a Stepmom on Mother’s Day

Forget Expectations

Unmet expectations are the root of so much of our frustration, frustration, and overwhelm in stepmoms. Mother’s Day for stepmom will be no different. Try to let go of any expectations for the day.

Stop Hinting And Start Asking

Ask for what you need to feel valued and appreciated this Mother’s Day. Our partners don’t mind reading and will likely miss the mark if we haven’t discussed our needs. However, it’s important to remember that they want us to be happy. We can all be successful if we tell our partners exactly how to make it happen.

The Stepmom Should Keep It In Perspective on Mother’s Day

This 24-hour period revolving around Mother’s Day does not define you or your relationship. You are an amazing partner, a great mom, and an irreplaceable part of your family every day. You are so much more than this weekend if you don’t hear from your stepchildren, if you don’t get a handwritten card, or if your celebration isn’t up to your expectations. This is only one day. You can’t let it impact the 364 other days of your year.

It’s Not One Or The Other.

It’s possible that your step child’s mother will be recognized this weekend. You could get a card, a gift or a special dinner. It is important to remember that your step children’s expression of love towards their Mom does not mean you are unloving.

Their mom is their mom. However, celebrating her is not the same as celebrating you. It’s important to understand this. Both you and your stepchildren can be very special. It doesn’t matter which one you choose.

Stay Off Social Media If You’re Missing The Kids.

You will see beautiful photos of your family, posts about partner appreciation, and happy moms on your feed. It’s best to stay off of Instagram or Facebook for 24 hours if you feel like you are missing your children or your partner is not meeting your expectations.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!