One of the many roles I fill is the one of being a Mother. It is one of my most rewarding, and also one of the most exasperating roles that any individual can ever have. I am not only a mother, I am also a stepmom and sometimes being a stepmom is even harder than being a mom.
The amount of work and love that a stepmom is exactly the same as a mother, but society does not see it that way and your role is not as clearly defined as if you were the birth mom. The most confusing thing of being a stepmom is that the rules are not always the same. I am in the unique situation that I am a mom and a stepmom and I also send my kids my kids to go and visit their biological dad where there is another mom looking after them.
This gives me a unique perspective. I know what it is like to be a mother, to be an other mother and I know how difficult it is to let your kids go where someone else has to take over your role.
Here is the letter that I send to my kids ‘Other Mom’ and the one that I wish I would someday receive.