How should I explain my children? – I am a mum to my own 2 children and my partner also has 2 daughters from previous relationships,my partner and I have been together 8 yrs and at first when asked how many children I had I’d say 2 of my own and 2 stepdaughters but when asked these days I just say 4 children. It was brought to my attention the other day that some people would see my remark as a lie which has never been my intention. Should I just go back to saying I have 2 children? I don’t want to offend anyone and I’ve never tried to be their mum because they already have a mum. I have step siblings and half siblings but when asked I just refer to all of them as my brothers and sisters.