Ashley - posted on 01/22/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
I have been a stepmother to my husband's son since he was 10 months old. His mother has been in an out of the picture since he was 8 months old. She has gone months to a year at a time without having anything to do with him, he doesn't know her at all. He has called me mom since he was two he is now 5. Recently his real mother has been coming around once or twice a month, she has gotten upset at the fact that he calls her by her name and calls me mom. I do understand that I'm not biologically his mother but it is hard when she is around. When and how do I explained to him that I am not really his mom? How do I tell him that someone he knows as a stranger is really his mom?