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. Euripides
We aren't "step", we aren't "half", we're just family. unknown
Stepparents can be awesome. Because their love is a choice. unknown
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. unknown
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. unknown
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a step dad. Unknown
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. unknown
Better a sepent than a stepmother! Euripides
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. unknown
A step parent is a truly amazing person. They made a choice to love another's child as their own. unknown
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. unknown
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. unknown
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
A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try again. unknown
My mom is my heart. But my stepdad was my role model, the hardest working man I ever knew. Brian Urlacher
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right. Wade Boggs
He adopted a role called being a father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a protector. Tom Wolfe
The power of a dad in a child’s life is unmatched. Justin Ricklefs
It’s only when you grow up and step back from your father, or leave him for your own career and your own home it’s only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love. Margaret Truman
It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. Johann Schiller
Family isn’t defined only by last names or by blood it’s defined by commitment and by love. Dave Willis
Any fool can have a child. That doesn't make you a father. It's the courage to raise a child that makes you a father. Barack Obama