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Words are powerful in such a way that a few meaningful sentences can make someone feel your affection for them. Just like your appreciation for your mother, children, or loved ones, saying some affectionate words may make their day. Here are some bonus mom quotes to let her know you love her. 

What Does a Bonus Mom Mean?

A bonus mom is a mother who cares for and raises children she didn’t give birth to. Either through child adoption or being a stepmother, a bonus mom is someone who has abundant maternal love for the children she considers her own. 

What Is Stepmom Quotes

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  1. “Her family means a lot to her and being a stepmom is the greatest joy I never saw coming.” — Ronda Rousey

  2. “If you’re about to become a stepmother or are currently filling that role, you are gambling that the love you’ve found and the strength and wisdom that you’ve acquired will see you through.” — Sue Patton Thoele

  3. “I was a candle that had never known a flame, and now that the flame was lit, I softened and glowed in a way I had not known was possible.” — Danielle Teller

  4. “She’d come into their lives when they’d needed her most, and from then on they’d regarded her as their mother.” — Nancy Atherton

  5. “I want to say this to every stepmother: take it a little easier, try not to be so insistent, try not to have your desires dominate—and not just with the stepchildren, but with your husband, your family, your friends. The moment you step back from whatever it is that exasperates you, you get an unrestricted view of the situation—and you can take a breath before you move forward.” — Margit Eva Bernard

Inspirational Bonus Mom Quotes and Stepmom Quotes

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  1. “My step–mother taught me … she taught me forgiveness is one of the greatest acts of love we can offer to another. Or to ourselves.” — Cidney Swanson

  2. “Parenthood requires love, not DNA.” — Brynx Books

  3. “Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, but still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute, you didn’t grow under my heart but in it.” — Fleur Conkling Heyliger

  4. “Only true warriors can become good stepmothers.” 

  5. “A good stepmom is not made—she is built. She is built by the hardships of her role, the tears she cries in secret, and by the lessons she learns through trial and error.” — Michelle Zunter

Bonus Mom Quotes From Daughter

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  1. “Some women are mothers because they stepped in and stepped up exactly when they were needed.” — Melvina Young

  2. “Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother.” — Oprah Winfrey

  3. “How simple a thing it seems to me that to know ourselves as we are, we must know our mothers’ names.” — Alice Walker

  4. “I was a brownie for a day. My mom made me stop. She didn’t want me to conform.” — Sandra Bullock

  5. “When love is gone, there’s always justice. And when justice is gone, there’s always force. And when force is gone, there’s always Mom. Hi, Mom!” — Laurie Anderson

Bonus Mom Quotes From Son

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  1. “That strong mother doesn’t tell her cub, Son, stay weak so the wolves can get you. She says, Toughen up, this is reality we are living in.” — Lauryn Hill

  2. “My mother’s wonderful. To me, she’s perfection.” — Michael Jackson

  3. “I am truly my mother’s son.” — David Geffen

  4. “Throughout my life, my mom has been the person that I’ve always looked up to.” — Mike Krzyzewski

  5. “One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad.” — Jim DeMint

Happy Mother’s Day Bonus Mom Quotes and Stepmom Quotes 

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  1. “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.” — Rudyard Kipling

  2. “As women, we have superpowers. We are sisters. We are healers. We are mothers. We are goddess warriors.” — Merle Dandridge

  3. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” — Milton Berle

  4. “The world needs our mothers.” — Liya Kebede

  5. “Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.” Robert A. Heinlein

Bonus Mom Quotes From Bio Mom

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  1. “Stepparents are not around to replace a biological parent, rather to augment a child’s life experience.” — Azriel Johnson

  2. “Behind many great children is a stepparent who stepped in, took responsibility and cared.”

  3. “A bonus mom is someone who loves beyond DNA.”

  4. “Being a parent wasn’t just about bearing a child. It was about bearing witness to its life.” — Jodi Picoult

  5. “You must remember, family is often born of blood, but it doesn’t depend on blood.” — Trenton Lee Stewart

Bonus Mom Love Quotes (I Love You Stepmom Quotes)

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  1. “A mom loves you first. Then forever.” — Katherine Stano

  2. “To my stepmom, you’ve always been by my dad’s side. Today, I want to honor you and let you know I’m right by your side.” 

  3. “If I could rewrite my book, I wouldn’t change the part where you came into our lives.”

  4. “I cannot say that you are my stepmom because you give us so much unending love.”

  5. “Not related by blood, but by soul.”

Step Mom Appreciation Quotes 

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  1. “Biological, step, foster, adoptive. It’s not the word before mom that defines you, but rather the love and dedication in your heart.”

  2. “What an inspiration it is to become a stepmom because the power we see in her is rarely seen in any other mom. She is a superwoman.”

  3. “It is hard to accept a child who is not in any way related to you. Only a strong woman can handle and carry it well. Respect them because they deserve it.”

  4. “Home isn’t where you’re from, it’s where you find light when all grows dark.” — Pierce Brown

  5. “At work, you’re replaceable… but as a parent, you’re irreplaceable.” — Maria Shriver

Cute Stepmom Quotes

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  1. “I’m not the stepmom. I’m the mom that stepped up.”

  2. “Being a step mommy means you grew in my heart instead of my tummy.”

  3. “Being a mom means that my hands are full, but so is my heart.”

  4. “Of all the evil stepmothers, I’m glad I got you.”

  5. “I have two titles: mom and stepmom, and I rock them both.”

Quotes About Being a Bonus Mom

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  1. “A bonus mom is someone who selflessly loves and cares for her stepchildren. Thank you for being an amazing bonus mom.”

  2. “I use the word bonus mom because I feel like it’s a blessing in my life. I feel so lucky that I got to have an extra, wonderful little angel in my life.” — Gisele Bundchen

  3. “I am a stepmother to the fullest extent.” — Megan Fox

  4. “I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching—they are your family.” — Jim Butcher

  5. “I might not have carried them in my belly for nine months, but I promise to carry them in my heart forever.”

Bonus Mom Quotes From Mom

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  1. “Family isn’t blood. It’s the people who love you. The people who have your back.” — Cassandra Clare

  2. “There’s no clear road map to being a stepmother.” — Laura Brimberry

  3. “A stepmother’s role is sometimes difficult, but it is always worthwhile.” — Ivana Davies

  4. “Families don’t have to match. You don’t have to look like someone else to love them.” — Leigh Anne Touhy

  5. “Remember why you chose to come together in the first place—the love that you have for your partner. Your partner’s children are an extension of them, and this makes them just as important to your happiness.” — Beth Huber

Positive Mom and Stepmom Quotes

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  1. “I’m lucky to have two mothers; a great mother and stepmother. If you don’t do it for yourself, do it for a woman you love.” ― Mark Rebb

  2. “However motherhood comes to you, it’s a miracle.” — Valerie Harper

  3. “Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s.” — Sheryl Crow

  4. “A child cannot have too many people who love them and want to help them succeed.”

  5. “I did not give you the gift of life. Life gave me the gift of you.”

Good Stepmother Quotes

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  1. “Anyone who ever wondered how much they could love a child who did not spring from their own loins, know this: it is the same. The feeling of love is so profound, it’s incredible and surprising.” — Nia Vardalos

  2. “Being a stepmom is a relationship like no other. Even the seemingly impossible challenges and fights will bond you to your stepchild or stepchildren for a lifetime.” — Michelle Brown

  3. “Becoming a blended family means mixing, mingling, scrambling, and sometimes muddling our way through delicate family issues, complicated relationships, and individual differences, hurts, and fears. But through it all, we are learning to love like a family.” — Tom Frydenger

  4. “A good stepparent can literally turn the life of a child around.”

  5. “A healthy stepmother knows that somedays she’s a stagehand, somedays she’s the leading lady, and somedays she’s the audience…and she plays each role with style and grace.”

Thank You Bonus Mom Quotes (Thank You Quotes for Your Stepmom)

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  1. “I am so lucky to have a bonus mom who is always there for me, no matter what. Thank you for your never-ending support and love.”

  2. “Thank you for filling in the empty space in my heart, not my mother’s shoes.” 

  3. “Family means a lot — especially when it’s filled with someone as special as you.”

  4. “A bonus mom is a woman who enters your life and makes it better, just by being in it.”

  5. “Having you in my life has been such a blessing.”

Happy Birthday to My Bonus Mom Quotes

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  1. “I am celebrating you today! I hope you sense how much you are embraced & cared for because that is how you have made me feel.”

  2. “We’ve been through a lot together, but we are stronger for it. Happy Birthday! I hope you enjoy your special day.”

  3. “There is no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

  4. “As it turns out, sometimes a heart connection is more meaningful than a connection by blood. Thanks for choosing to be a mom to me!”

  5. “They are not my stepchildren. They are my children who came into this world before I met them.”

Funny Bonus Mom Quotes and Stepmom Quotes

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  1. “The first lesson every child of Athena learned: Mom was the best at everything, and you should never, ever suggest otherwise.” — Rick Riordan

  2. “Show me a messy house and I’ll show you a really fun mom.” — Ellen Brenneman

  3. “You can’t scare me. I’m a bonus mom!”

  4. “A mom is like a best friend who knew you back when you pooped your pants.” — Russ Ediger

  5. “Amazing women make amazing moms.” — Diana Manning

Like a Mom Quotes

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  1. “They go beyond. They go above. Mothers have mastered how to love.” — Keion Jackson

  2. “The only steps in this house are the stair steps and the only half in this house is the half-and-half creamer.” — Al Hodson

  3. “You encouraged like a mom, protected me like a mom, and always loved me like a mom. And that means the world to me.” — Andrew Blackburn

  4. “There are women who love you as if they brought you here themselves. They are mothers of the spirit, protectors of the heart.” — Melvina Young

  5. “Half and full should be used in math, not in relationships. There are no half-mothers, only complete families.” 

To My Bonus Mom Quotes (To My Stepmom Quotes)

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  1. “You may not have given me life, but you have certainly made my life better.”

  2. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”

  3. “Having a bonus mom is like getting a big sister, a best friend, and a mom all rolled into one.”

  4. “My bonus mom is the embodiment of strength, courage, and unconditional love. I am so grateful to have her in my life.”

  5. “A home isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.” — T. J. Klune

Being a Bonus Mom Quotes

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  1. “Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart.” — C. Joybell C.

  2. “Family isn’t something that’s supposed to be static, or set. It’s always evolving, turning into something else.” — Sarah Dessen

  3. “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.” — Barbara Bush

  4. “Good stepparents do much of the parenting that birth parents do but without much credit. They comfort, advise, teach, support, encourage, and love their stepchildren. They make a valuable contribution in their lives.” — Kelly Eden

  5. “Step-parents are not in the background anymore. They’re at the forefront of raising our children — and more so every day.” — Michelle Brown

  6. “The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” — Jessica Lange

  7. “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

  8. “A bonus mom is someone who loves you when it’s convenient and when it’s not.”

  9. “Stepmother, bonus mom, it’s all the same. In my heart, I’m just mom.” 

  10. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu


Words can be very powerful, especially when sincerely uttered with love. Let your bonus mom know that you love her and make her feel appreciated with these one hundred bonus mom quotes today!