Me and my Step Son

William and I have been spending time together cooking recently. He’s not a massive fan in baking so given the chance he much prefers making a meal.
I have been in his life since he was two years old, he’s now 14.
I love how our relationship is changing now he is older. It’s almost like having a friend. I’m so lucky to have him as my ‘bonus son’ (my friend has a ‘bonus daughter’ I’ve nicked this phrase from her!), he’s been fantastic through my whole FND journey. Loving him is easy because of who he is as a person, you only have to meet him to know this.
The only thing that bothers me sometimes is what kind of impact I can have on his life. I’m not a blood relative but I have known him and cared for him as my own son for so long that I want him to grow up with something that I have taught him. I want him to say in life, my step mum taught me that. That way it doesn’t matter that I can’t walk properly or that I’m not a blood relative. What will matter is that I make an impact on his life.
William honestly means the world to me and I love the time we share together. He really is such an amazing kid.
So if he wants to learn to cook then I will absolutely teach him! I’ll teach him everything I know and more and then he can do one better than me.
Do you have Step Children? I would love to know how you feel about how you make an impact on their life.

By Admin

I am Mrs Shep aka Emma. Mum of boys. I suffer for FND and I also have dyslexia and dyspraxia. I chat about everything from baby loss and (sen) parenting to general life stuff. I even through in some meal ideas and recipes sometimes too!


  1. I don’t have any step children but I get what you’re saying. I’m sure there’ll be lots of stuff you’ve taught him but cooking is such a brilliant skill to learn x

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