When my stepdaughter asked to call me “Mom,” feelings of validation, warmth, and love overcame me. They were immediately followed by alarm bells. I refused to allow it. It felt disrespectful to the irreplaceable relationship she shares with her mom and the relationship I’d share with my future child.
In today’s episode, I share the heartwarming solution we came up with, and when I think it’s okay for stepchildren to call a stepmom “Mom!” As I always say, no two stepfamilies are alike!
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