You’ve married my ex -- Congrats! -- now you’re a stepmom. Your relationship with my ex (and his kids) was a package deal that you readily agreed to, but you might not have realized that part of that package was his kids’ mom. Ready to co-exist amicably and raise happy, healthy kids together? Here’s what I really wish I could say to you:
I'm Happy That You Love My Child
It’s only natural for a mom to get jealous over a stepmom’s developing bond with her kid. And deep down, I do want to remain the only mom in his eyes. But I love him enough to want him to be surrounded by many people who care for him, too. I thank you for being one more person who thinks he's the best kid on the block -- and for loving him (nearly) as much as I do.