What do your stepkids call you? Do they call you mom? Do they call you by your first name? Every family is different but in my own family, we felt that something in between “Mom” and my first name was most appropriate. My very creative stepkids have come up with a long list of nicknames for me. They are all quite endearing and they are unique to our special relationship. Sometimes when you have very young stepkids they are tempted to call you mom but I feel strongly that helping them come up with a cute mom-like nickname for you is best. Conversely, sometimes just going by your name doesn’t do your very special role justice. Talk to your stepkids and see what fun nicknames you guys can come up with!