Step Parent Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old step parent quotes, step parent sayings, and step parent proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

The new-come stepmother hates the children born to a first wife.     


We aren't "step", we aren't "half", we're just family.     


Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice.     


Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.     

Morris Gleitzman

For better or worse, step-parenting is self-conscious parenting. You're damned if you do, and damned if you don't.     


Stepparenting is like working at a late-night convenience store...all of the responsibility and none of the authority.      

Valerie J Lewis Coleman

A step parent is so much more than just a parent; they made the choice to love when they didn't have to.     


Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad.     


Step parents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a childs life experience.     

Azriel Johnson

Being a stepmom means they grew inside of my heart instead of my tummy.     


Better a sepent than a stepmother!     


Being a step parent is a rough job. But going to bed every night knowing that you are loved by kids who aren't biologically yours is a great feeling.     


A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another's child as their own.     


To be sure a stepmother to a girl is a different thing to a second wife to a man!     

Elizabeth Gaskell

A stepparent doesn't just marry a spouse: they marry their spouse's entire situation. They have to find a balance between supporting and defending without overstepping visible and invisible boundaries.     


If you are a stepparent, rush right out and get yourself a dog. Because it's very nice to have someone in the house that loves you.     

Delia Ephron

Parenthood requires love, not DNA.     


Intimacy between stepchildren and stepparents is indeed proverbially difficult.     

Murasaki Shikibu

Families don't have to match. You don't have to look like someone else to love them.     

Leigh Anne Tuohy

It takes a strong man to accept somebody else's children and step up to the plate another man left on the table.     

Ray Johnson

When it feels as if you can't do right by the other parent, do right by your step-child instead. You'll never fail with best interest at heart.     

Jessica James