Mother's Day can be a tricky day for some people; not everyone has the stereotypical "ideal" family with two biological parents, 2.5 children, and a golden retriever living together happily under the same roof. While I don't have a stepmom myself, I can appreciate that Mother's Day isn't always so simple. With two adopted kids, we try to honor both birth moms on Mother's Day, celebrating the theory that more love is better, and your stepmom would probably agree. Finding a great Mother's Day gift for your stepmomwill make her feel included, and celebrating all of the people who have love to share in a family is an important part of the holiday.
Stepmoms come into most family situations at a little bit of a disadvantage: They maybe weren't there for some of the formative moments of your childhood or those firsts when you were a baby. But as an adoptive mom, I know that these things aren't what's most important. Being a mom is more than about birthing a baby. So why not show your stepmom appreciation for the love she gives and has given you over however long she's been on the picture.
If you have a stepmom and want to make her feel included, here are a few ideas for a sweet Mother's Day gift that'll melt her heart.