62+ Best Step Parent Quotes: Exclusive Selection

A step family, blended family, bonus family, or instafamily is a family where at least one parent has children that are not biologically or adoptive related to the other spouse or partner. Inspirational step parent quotes will fire up your brain and inspire you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Most Famous Step Parent Quotes

To my step parent, thank you for everything you do for me. I couldn’t imagine my life without you in it.

The new-come stepmother hates the children born to a first wife. Euripides

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. unknown

We aren’t step, we aren’t half, we’re just family. unknown

A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn’t have to. unknown

Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice. unknown

Proud Stepmoms. We’re not trying to be someone else. We’re pretty wonderful just being ourselves. unknown

Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures. Morris Gleitzman

For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t. unknown

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

Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. – Plato

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Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store…all of the responsibility and none of the authority. Valerie J Lewis Coleman

Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad. Unknown

Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience. Azriel Johnson

When you look into your mother’s eyes, you know that is the purest love you can find on this earth. Mitch Albom

Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy. unknown

Better a sepent than a stepmother! Euripides

I don’t have stepchildren, I have children who happened to be born before I met them.

Being a step parent is a rough job. But going to bed every night knowing that you are loved by kids who aren’t biologically yours is a great feeling. unknown

A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another’s child as their own. unknown

A parent’s love is whole no matter how many times divided. Robert Brault

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To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man! Elizabeth Gaskell

Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth. Peter Ustinov

A stepparent doesn’t just marry a spouse: they marry their spouse’s entire situation. They have to find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries. unknown

All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my mother. Abraham Lincoln

The power of a loving step parent in a child’s life is unmatched.

Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark to have been loved so deeply .. will give us some protection forever. J.K. Rowling

If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it’s very nice to have someone in the house that loves you. Delia Ephron

It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.

greatest step parent quotes

To understand your parents’ love you must raise children yourself. Chinese Proverb

Parenthood requires love, not DNA. unknown

The best inheritance a parent can give his children is a few minutes of his time each day. O. A. Battista

Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult. Murasaki Shikibu

There’s nothing like your mother’s sympathetic voice to make you want to burst into tears. Sophie Kinsella

Parenthood…It’s about guiding the next generation, and forgiving the last. Peter Krause

Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them. Oscar Wilde

Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. Leigh Anne Tuohy

A parent is the person who raises, loves, and provides for their child. It doesn’t matter if they are a biological parent, step parent, adoptive parent, or foster parent.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40. Kobe Bryant

Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up. Jodi Picoult

It takes a strong man to accept somebody else’s children and step up to the plate another man left on the table. Ray Johnson

As a step parent, when everything feels too hard, your step children are always there to remind you why it is all worth it.

Behind every young child who believes in himself is a parent who believed first. Matthew Jacobson

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one.  Sue Atkin

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller

A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again.

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My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew. Brian Urlacher

He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. Tom Wolfe

A step parent isn’t there to replace your parent, but rather to add to the love that you are already receiving.

My step parent may not have given me life, but certainly have made my life better.

A good father is a source of inspiration and self-restraint. A good mother is the root of kindness and humbleness. Dr T. P. Chia

The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched. Justin Ricklefs

When it feels as if you can’t do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You’ll never fail with best interest at heart. Jessica James

Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood it’s defined by commitment and by love. Dave Willis

First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life. Chuck Palahniuk

It’s only when you grow up and step back from your father, or leave him for your own career and your own home it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. Margaret Truman

Any fool can have a child. That doesn’t make you a father. It’s the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. Barack Obama

One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever been given is my step parent.

Biological, step, foster, adoptive. It’s not the word before ‘parent’ that defines you, but rather the love and commitment in your heart.

To my step parents, thank you for being brave enough to face uncertainties when all things were new. You never made me feel like a stranger’s child. You always loved me as your own. And I will always love you for that.

You can be a biological parent, step parent, adoptive parent, foster parent, but the truth is, it doesn’t matter how parenthood comes to you, it’s still a miracle.

Stepmoms deserve the same respect a mother would receive. They pour all of their time, energy and love into a child they didn’t even create. Stepmoms don’t do it because they have to. They do it because they want to.