Kelly Clarkson to Become a Step-Mom

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There are a lot of changes in store for pop star Kelly Clarkson this fall. The Season 1 American Idol contestant will wed her fiancé Brandon Blackstock this fall and with that marriage, she will gain two stepchildren. Clarkson reportedly lives with her fiancé and his 6 and 12-year-old children currently and said recently in an interview, “I have a 12-year-old and a 6-year-old now…after being single for six years! We all live together and everything…it’s so different, but it’s perfect. They’re awesome and I actually really dig the mom thing…I am quick to go, ‘I told you not to touch that!’…I am totally my mom. My mom was a hard mom.”

 Having never been a step-mom myself, I imagine that adjusting to being a caretaker to a child who already has a personality, experiences and memories without you involved would be really difficult.

The pair initially planned to wed in late October,  however, Clarkson says now that the couple plans to elope because the planning and details were getting too overwhelming. So it seems she might get the official step-mom title sooner rather than later.

 Having never been a step-mom myself, I imagine that adjusting to being a caretaker to a child who already has a personality, experiences and memories without you involved would be really difficult. I think it is great that Clarkson seems to be enjoying her new role as a step-parent. 

I have to admit that if I was the biological parent of these two children, hearing their soon to be step-mom call herself mom would bother me. I get that step-parents often take on the traditional parent names when they have been in a child’s life for a long period of time and I don’t even have a problem with it in my own family and close friends, but as a mom, I am not sure how I would feel if my child called another woman mom, no matter how close and caring she was of my child. I would hope that I would be mature enough to realize how lucky my child was to have another woman in their lives who love and care for them, but the fact is hearing that statement, would still hurt my feelings.

 Are you a stepparent? What do you think about calling a stepparent mom or dad?

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Kelly Clarkson to Become a Step-Mom

Heather Montgomery is a freelance writer with a background in Elementary Education and an almost embarrassing need to read celebrity gossip. As a work-at-home mom to three children, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She was married in 2003 and currently resides in Florida. ... More

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  1. Phammom says:

    I wouldn’t want them to call them the same as they call me. If I was called mama then they could be called mom as long as the chid is ok with it.

  2. nichole says:

    im a step mother. and my step daughter calls me mom. she has from the beginning. i knew her parents before she was born, and got with her father when she was 10 months old, so ive been around from the beginning. while i refer to her as my daughter, and she calls me mom, i have always made sure that she knew that she didnt come out of my tummy, she came out of her other mommys tummy, and only get to be one of her mommys because i married her daddy. and i have never tryed to pass her off as a child i gave birth to. in fact i get funny looks a lot when i say i have two kids, but this is my second pregnancy. i feel that as long as the person with the childs parent is definetly sticking around, (not just the gf/bf at the time), and actually does parent things for the child ( i have gone with out things i needed, just to make sure she had things she needed) and not just occasionally give them a meal and put them to bed after playing all day with them, and makes the child feel wanted and loved, then they are a parent. in my opinion, blood doesnt make you a parent. its the act of being responsible for the growth, development , well being, and providing what they need, that makes you a parent.

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