75 Heartfelt Stepmom Quotes To Express Your Special Bonding

Written by Harini Natarajan

Break the stereotypical evil stepmother trope perpetuated in the movies and books! Real-life is filled with mothers who have showered love selflessly and unconditionally to raise stepchildren. The bond shared between you and your step-mom is quite unique. Though not your biological mother, she would be influential in shaping your personality and character. It could be difficult to put in words how much you love and appreciate her. But these quotes can help you out!

Stepmom Quotes From Daughter

75 Heartfelt Stepmom Quotes To Express Your Feelings


  1. “Marriage brought us together, but being a family is just what’s in our hearts.”
  2. “You never treated me as a spare child, but as an extra blessing.”
  3. “Happiness is seeing your mother smile.” – Unknown
  4. “A stepmother’s love is unique. She continues to love her bonus children selflessly despite knowing that she will never be the priority in their lives.” —Unknown
  5. “In my experience, if you’re a good girl and suffer yourself to be led you will find your stepmother the sweetest creature imaginable. I never managed it but you might.”― Lady Harriet Cumnor
  6. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” ―Oprah Winfrey
  7. “Not every child in this world is fortunate enough to have two beautiful moms in a single lifetime.” —Unknown
  8. “I want to say this to every stepmother: take it a little easier, try not to be so insistent, try not to have your desires dominate—and not just with the stepchildren, but with your husband, your family, your friends. The moment you step back from whatever it is that exasperates you, you get an unrestricted view of the situation—and you can take a breath before you move forward.”―Margit Eva Bernard
  9. “I love my mother as trees love water and sunshine. She helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.” – Terry Guillemets
  10. “Stepmothers should get the same respect a mother would receive. They give their time, energy, and affection to a child they didn’t give birth to. Stepmothers do all this, not because they must do it. They do it because they choose to do it.” —Unknown
  11. “A good stepmom is not made – she is built. She is built by the hardships of her role, the tears she cries in secret, and by the lessons she learns through trial and error.” ―Michelle Zunter
  12. “Disney has been lying to little girls. Stepmothers are not scary, nannies are not magical, and dwarfs do not let you spend the night at their house without expecting something.” ―Xanthippe Voorhees
  13. “God cannot be present to mend every broken family, hence he created stepmom.” —Unknown
  14. “I’ve never heard a song written from a stepmother’s point of view about their family.” ―LeAnn Rimes
  15. “My mother – my stepmother, really, she herself has been what they call an elocutionist. And she was the one who first encouraged me to write poetry, because she used to read it to us. And then when I began to write when I was nine years old, my first poem was published in the Amsterdam News. I called it “The Graveyard.”— Ruby Dee

Stepmom Quotes For Mother’s Day



  1. “To my stepmom, you’ve always been by my dad’s side. Today, I want to honor you and let you know I’m right by your side.”
  2. “It is said great with power comes great responsibility. But stepmothers shoulder great responsibilities even when they have limited power over their stepchildren in terms of acceptability and trust.” ―Unknown
  3. It’s Mother’s Day, and I want you to know how much I appreciate all the motherly love and affection you have given me over the years. Thanks for being such an awesome stepmom!
  4. “Being a stepmom is like completing someone else’s incomplete melody. Understanding the already created tune and adding your own personality to seamlessly complete it is really a work of a true maestro. ” —Unknown
  5. “Stepmothers are more self-critical and blame themselves more than any other members of a remarried family. They tend to experience difficulty with a stepchild as ongoing, unremitting, and overwhelming.” ―Wednesday Martin
  6. “All of a sudden you’re thrown into doing motherly duties. And I call that the stepmom vortex. You just get pulled in. You’re making lunches. You’re making dinners. You’re going to practices. … Nobody tells you.” ―Kendall Rose
  7. “Stepmothers in books usually behave very spitefully towards the children entrusted to them. But he was now learning by his own experience that in real life this does not always happen.”―Murasaki Shikibu
  8. “I’m lucky to have two mothers; a great mother and a stepmother. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for a woman you love.” ―Mark Rebb
  9. “They are not my stepchildren. They are my children who came into this world before I met them.” —Unknown
  10. “Stepmothers are fairy godmother personified.” —Unknown
  11. “We might not share our physical features, but we do share our hearts.” —Unknown
  12. “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” —Richard Bach
  13. I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day, stepmom! Thank you for everything you do to make our home a happy home! I am thinking of you today.
  14. You spend all of your time looking after our blended family, but today is your day! Sit back, relax, and let us take care of you! Happy Mother’s Day!
  15. I am lucky you are my stepmom. Thank you for making my dad so happy and our home so warm and welcoming!

Stepmom Quotes About Love

75 Heartfelt Stepmom Quotes To Express Your Special Bonding


  1. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” – Leigh Anne Tuohy
  2. “Co-parenting is not a competition. It’s a collaboration of two homes working together with the best interest of the child at heart. Work for your kids, not against them.” – Anne Brown
  3. This just says it all. Love, bumpy roads, family. Each one is totally unique.
  4. “Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to your happiness.” – Beth Huber
  5. “A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.”
  6. “Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” – Sheryl Crow
  7. “Parenthood requires love, not DNA.”
  8. “A caring stepmother doesn’t have to replace the child’s own mom. She will secure her own special place in the heart of the child by her love and care.” —Unknown
  9. “You don’t just complete my dad’s life. You add a special touch to mine, too.”
  10. “We aren’t ‘step,’ we’re just family.”
  11. “You did not give me the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.”
  12. “Thank you for always ‘stepping’ up.”
  13. “A stepmother has a hard hand.” ―Unknown
  14. “To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!” ―Elizabeth Gaskell
  15. “Half and full should be used in math and not in relationships. There are no half-mothers, only complete families.” —Unknown

Stepmom Quotes About Appreciation

75 Heartfelt Stepmom Quotes To Express Your Special Bonding


  1. “Stepparents are not around to replace biological parents, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” – Azriel Johnson
  2. “Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.” – Murasaki Shikibu
  3. “A healthy stepmother knows that somedays she’s a stagehand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and somedays she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.”
  4. “A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.”
  5. “A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed.”
  6. “The only steps in this house are the stair steps, and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.” – Al Hodson
  7. “Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static or set. It’s always evolving and turning into something else.” – Sarah Dessen
  8. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” – Dave Willis
  9. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” – Barbara Bush
  10. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” – Desmond Tutu
  11.  “Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it.” – Fleur Conkling Heyliger
  12. “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” Valeria Harper
  13. “Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” – Jodi Picoult
  14. “When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your stepchild instead. You’ll never fail with their best interests at heart.” – Jessica James
  15. “Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store all of the responsibility and none of the authority.”— Valerie J Lewis Coleman

I Love My Stepmom Quotes



  1. “Family means a lot — especially when it’s filled with someone as special as you.”
  2. “Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love.” ―Dave Willis
  3. “Only true warriors can become good stepmothers.” —Unknown
  4. “Proud Stepmothers. We are not attempting to be some other person. We are quite amazing just being ourselves.” —Unknown
  5. “Understand that your role is transitional. … Some days you’re going to be the leading lady. Some days you’re just going to be a stagehand. And some days you’re not going to be in the scene at all. The quicker you realize that the better off you’ll be.” ―Naja Hall
  6. “Being a stepmom is not easy, but a sweet hug and kiss from the kids are all worth it.” —Unknown
  7. “Let me tell you a few truths about being a stepmother you won’t read in any self-help books or get from a therapist. It’s emotionally draining to be a stepmother. Being a stepmother is the most difficult job on the planet because no matter what you do, you lose.” ―Sarah Jo Smith
  8. “I never had that wicked stepmother or evil stepfather thing at all. I’m very close to both stepparents and I consider them to be my parents, too.” ―Mark Ronson
  9. “Being a stepmom is extremely tough because you are continually being tested, by the children, your husband, the neighbors, your husband, the relatives, old friends who knew the children’s parents in their previous marriage, and by yourself.” —Unknown
  10. “Every parent has the power to teach their child that it is perfectly okay to like or love your stepparent and have an amazing relationship with them. There is enough love for everyone.” —Unknown
  11. “The children who have two moms, are blessed twice over. They get twice the love, twice the happiness, and twice the pampering.” —Unknown
  12. I want you to know how much I appreciate you. You give so much to our blended family, and you do it all with such patience.
  13. “Mother is a verb. It’s something you do. Not just who you are.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  14. “For a mother is the only person on earth who can divide her love among 10 children and each child will still have all her love.” – Unknown
  15. “No matter your age, you will always need your mom.” – Unknown


Stepmoms are amazing and selfless. You can appreciate and honor them for all the sacrifices they made to keep the family together! Express your love through these quotes and see your relationship flourish as the years’ pass!

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