Last October, on the day that I married my Prince Charming, I became a Bonus Mother to the most beautiful, intelligent, and excitable nine year old girl. Though I’d been in her life for years, it was as if our family felt more complete than ever on that day. Fast forward about seven months and to another wonderful weekend visit with our little one. It happened to be Mother’s Day Weekend. When that occurred to me I instantly had this weird feeling about myself. I started to wonder- Am I allowed to celebrate Mothers Day? For...

My poor husband. The day I mentioned to him that his sweet little 10 y/o girl was..ehem..sprouting breasts, you would of thought someone punched him in the face. So how do bonus moms deal with the topic of puberty with their bonus daughters? We run into all kinds of questions, such as: she isn’t my biological child so what are my boundaries on what to say/do?...

Love that my husband looks at his upcoming #vasctomyreversal as regaining a Life Skill point; Ability to create tiny humans- ✔ check! — Bonus Mom,to Bio Mom (@BonusMom2BioMom) August 7, 2013 ...

I choose to call my self a “bonus” mom, rather than a “step”mom. This is a trend that I have noticed in online “mommy” communities and one that I enjoy seeing. Personally, the word “step mom” brings to mind the evil characters from animated movies. The evil, wicked stepmothers that no one likes. Is it any wonder that...

My dear husband and I were married on October 20, 2012 on our third anniversary. The day I became his wife, I also become a “Bonus Mom” to his incredible ten year old daughter. I got the ultimate package deal and a fast track to parenting. Currently, my husband is as non-fertile as they come. Why?  He got a vasectomy when he was a young man. Fast forward to our life together, and we want to have children. For a long time, that felt like it would never become a reality. Vasectomy Reversals are not a cheap ticket and it is hard...

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