A stepmother is a woman who enters one’s family by marrying one’s parent. Profoundly inspirational stepmother quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.
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Famous Stepmother Quotes
And because it’s a medium of character, you can do that in broader strokes. You can have evil stepmother and a handsome prince and they’re more primary colors which allows for broader emotional strokes. — Don Hahn
Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother. — Oprah Winfrey
Step parents are not around to replace biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience. — Azriel Johnson
I started out here at 21 my stepmother asked my sister if she wanted to bartend, and she didn’t, so I did. Then I took time off for my kids. I’ve been back now about 2? years. — Marty Beauvais
Nature, more a stepmother than a mother in several ways, has sown a seed of evil in the hearts of mortals, especially in the more thoughtful men, which makes them dissatisfied with their own lot and envious of another’s. — Desiderius Erasmus
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
Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult. — Murasaki Shikibu
My stepmother appeared when I was about 9. My brother was sent off to an institute in Scotland & my sister & I were sent to school. As my stepmother’s ideas were then wholly Quaker, mixed with a naive & charming innocence & a little snobbery, it was one dotty epoch on top of another. I always remained terrified of my father. — Louis MacNeice
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
Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them. — Leigh Anne Tuohy
I lost my mother when I was 7 and they put her in a mental hospital. My brother and I watched her being taken away in a strait jacket. That’s something you never forget. And my stepmother was like in the movie ‘Precious.’ I couldn’t handle it. So I said to myself, ‘I don’t have a mother. I don’t need one. I’m going to let music be my mother.’ — Quincy Jones
There’s no clear road map to being a stepmother. — Laura Brimberry
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
I certainly think Halle Berry’s a wonderful role model. She’s a terrific stepmother and has shown that in so many beautiful ways and has made such enormous strides for women culturally and such great successes as an actress and philanthropist. — Sharon Stone
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
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
Even though I am the daughter of a poet, and my stepmother is also a poet, growing up, I didn’t think I could understand poetry; I didn’t think that it had any relevance to my life, the feelings that I endured on a day-to-day basis, until I was introduced to the right poem. — Natasha Trethewey
Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. It’s always evolving, turning into something else. — Sarah Dessen
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 best interest at heart. — Jessica James
A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.
I’ve heard all the things that they’ve called me / It’s just so many arrows and slings / Leave the glory to the stepmother, and to the son / I’m the woman who rejected the king. — Frank Turner
The doctor found that he teases his father and helps to take care of his brother and plays what she called ‘the proud big brother’ role. He calls his stepmother ‘Momma,’ and they look and interact very much like a close-knit family. — Carole Florman
You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them. — Desmond Tutu
A stepparent is so much more than just a parent: They made the choice to love when they didn’t have to.
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.
I was living in Evanston, Illinois and I was taking theater classes down the street, and our theater school was kind of affiliated with an agency, and so I went on one audition for whatever that movie was, ‘My Stepmother is an Alien’ or whatever it was, and ‘Roseanne’ was my second audition. — Lecy Goranson
The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life. — Richard Bach
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
Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood; it’s defined by commitment and by love. — Dave Willis
A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed.
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
Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s. — Sheryl Crow
To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there. — Barbara Bush