I've joined a number of Mom blog sites in the past few weeks. In the process I have met a ton of great women so far. Thanks to all of you reading this post thanks to those connections. As I have been exploring the sites, signing up my blog for the directory on each site - I noticed the Single Mom, Stay at Home Mom, Working Mom. No Step-Mom? Hey- Where's the Step-Mom love?
So I got to thinking, simply this must be an oversight. Step-Mom's, as we know, have their own unique issues, a majority of families are blended - clearly given the sheer number of our kind would be enough convincing that this oversight should be corrected. End of story. Um - not so fast.
I politely wrote an email to a couple of them, asking that they consider adding a category for Step-Mom's and or Blended Families, threw in a few statistics just to give it some extra credibility. Needless to say it wasn't an oversight. They were of course kind, but firm. No Step-mom category.
I was so shocked I said something to my Hubby. He said well, if they aren't a Step-Mom they don't want to be and acknowledging the Blended lifestyle scares them. No one wants to imagine their traditional family breaking up. Giving credibility to our alternative lifestyle is like giving up on a tradition. I never thought about it until then, but it must make them uncomfortable at some level. Whether it seemed as if I was critical of their site or that it was the whole Step-Mom thing. The answer was no.
So I'm asking - does anyone find it strange that given all the Step-Mom's out there - a lot of sites don't acknowledge that we might want to find each other in a more direct manner just like SAHM, Working Mom's - Single Mom's? Where's the Step-Mom Love????
Let me know your thoughts. I could just be making this whole conspiracy up!