a MOM is a MOM- Blended Familes


Being a female parent to any person can be extremely challenging, but when there are several other parents, entities, or even circumstances involved it can almost feel unbearable and unresolvable in any given situation.

a MOM is a MOM is for the moms in blended families. We at Moms In The Industry are hoping you can find a little more peace and understanding than you had before stumbling on this section. Please feel free to leave comments and advice on things that you have been through or articles you would like to see.

Let us be tender, let us be a force, I resent us being old, but embrace us as a superior and a person of authority, but most importantly let us be a parent.

The Merriam-Webster definition of a mother is:


noun moth·er \ˈmə-thər\

Definition of mother

  1. 1a :  a female parent b (1) :  a woman in authority; specifically :  the superior of a religious community of women(2) :  an old or elderly woman

                              2:  source, origin <necessity is the mother of invention>

3:  maternal tenderness or affection

The Evil StepMother

How do you do it? I don’t think I could ever be with someone who has a kid. You don’t know what its like to really be a mom. Oh, wait I forgot you have two kids, well you know what I mean. Oh, you didn’t actually birth that child, but you will know what I mean when you get your own. Your not my mother. My mom doesn’t like you. Your overreacting, my kid loves you.

It is unfortunate that I have heard one if not all of these statements at some point in my care for my bonus child. The good, bad, and ugly have come out in parenting and giving the love needed to the child that I agreed to help raise. From extreme dealings with the birth mom and her family to arguments on the way he should be raised within my own family a lot of prayers and yes therapy was needed. Having your own child then turns things upside down mentally for everyone and add our industry into the mix and you can create the perfect storm to a volcanic blow-up. But check this out!