But this is the predicament of April Epner, unassuming grade-school teacher, age 39. No sooner does April's adoptive mother pass away than her bio-mom comes forward.
—Carrie Rickey, "Mother-daughterhood movie tests limits of maternal bond," The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2, 2008
Well, that makes sense to anyone who has stepmothered. Biomom gets all the credit, homemade cards and breakfast in bed. Smom — a word for stepmom that sounds appropriately beleaguered — gets to do another load of laundry.
—Sarah Hampson, "Happy under-appreciation day: Celebrating the stepmom," The Globe and Mail, May 8, 2008
—Jane Leavy, "My Baby and Baby M," The Washington Post, March 22, 1987