I'm quite certain the average person doesn't have any idea how challenging it is to be a stepmom. On one hand, she has all the responsibility of caretaking for her stepchildren but clearly she is not their mom. Yes, there are rewards along the way but confusion and ambiguity surround her on every side. No, this is not "feel sorry for the stepmom" minute.This is a "cheer her on and lift her up" reminder. She has a lot of challenges. A little encouragement goes a long way.