As I’m sure you’re aware, Mother’s Day is a tough day for so many stepmoms – especially the ones who put their blood, sweat, and tears into step-motherhood and don’t receive any recognition.
Here’s the thing, despite the hearts and sparkles posts that will be going up on your Facebook Newsfeed this weekend… I want you to know something.
Mother’s Day doesn’t really matter.
It’s a beautiful tradition for SO many families – but really, at the end of the day, it’s not the be all and end all. It’s just a freakin’ day!
So, whether you’re celebrated or not this weekend, I want to remind you that you’re one hell of a woman.
You’re strong, giving, resilient and dedicated – as I’m sure you know, it takes a special kind of woman to be the motherly figure in a blended family. It’s not an easy gig.
I get it. I’ve been there! I am there.
But as I’ve said, your Mother’s Day Celebration or lack there of does NOT define the level of love and appreciation your family has for you (stepkids included).
It does not define the level of impact you’re having on their lives, how much you give, or how lucky they are to have you.
It’s JUST A DAY.
Try not to sweat it.
If nothing else, go do something for yourself on Mother’s Day.
Celebrate YOU and how far YOU’VE COME.
Go online and treat yourself to a new spring outfit.
Go for an extra-long workout.
Get frisky with your partner.
Or sit down and enjoy some quiet time while your stepkids are with their Mom.
Celebrate yourself, because you’re something to be celebrated.
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