bonus mom

bonus mom

An alternative to the title "step-mom," which is a female caregiver of a child who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, a step-mom is the second wife of a child's biological father. I live with my mom during the week and then visit my dad and bonus mom every other weekend.
See also: bonus, mom
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Smith called herself a "bonus mom" to her fiance's daughter and loved taking her to his softball games and having game nights at home, Dedmon said.
"My Bonus Mom!: Taking the Step Out of Stepmom" is a great adjustment handbook for children of divorced and blended families.