Anna - posted on 10/15/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
My ex-husband is engaged to be married to his long time girlfriend. I have a 12 yr old girl and 11 yr old boy. I am a stay at home mom and very active in my children's lives/school/sports. What role does new step mom have in terms of participating in bake sales, school social outings, etc. She is a nice person and I'm happy for my ex, but my daughter expressed dislike for her and thinks she is trying to replace me as a mom. I have mixed feelings. Part of me is relieved not to be married to my awful ex, but part of me is sad that I'm not the mom in the two parent home with my kids' dad. I don't know if I should invite her to tea to discuss co-parenting or exclude her from the tight circle of moms at our school.