How do I deal with feeling like a "second class mom"?
I am a SM to my 8 yr old SS. I am his primary caretaker and he visits his BM EOWE. BM was not involved in his life at all for 4 years, but came back when he was almost 6. Many times I feel misunderstood and unappreaciated - especially by other moms. I am viewed as less than a mom, a second class mom, etc. I do everything a mother does (and more). Why do other moms view me different once they find out I did not give birth to my SS?