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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 50 People

    What Is a Mother?

    I am mother to an 11 yo daughter who is phenomenal!  She is beautiful inside and out.  That makes me feel good because it lets me know that I have done something right in my life.  I am also Step-Mother to two children an 18 yo young man who I have raised since he...
    RHill371 RHill371 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2008

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    The Mom Thing

    Sometimes I feel like I'm in over my head. I am a 25 year old, full time, stay at home mom of a 15 month old, pregnant 7 months, and I am also stepmother to two children, five year old girl and 10 year old boy. They are amazing kids, who love me and I know that I...
    momandahalf momandahalf 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 23, 2008

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    What to Do?

    i am a mom of 2 and stepmom of 1.  9 year old stepson came to live with my husband and our 2 boys about 5 months ago and it has not been easy.  i knew upfront that the stepmom/stepchild relationship is not gonna be a smooth ride but what do i do when i'm caught between...
    whyintheworld whyintheworld 26-30 Sep 15, 2008

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    Private Stepmom Support Group! :)

    MISSION: The Enlightened Stepmothers' Group is here to help alleviate pain, reduce stress, and help you better relate and understand your situation and role as a Stepmother. We work towards having a healthy, well-functioning stepfamily! :) We are The Sisterhood of Stepmothers...
    EnlightenedStepmoms EnlightenedStepmoms 41-45, F Aug 28, 2009

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    Understanding The Feelings

    I don't understand why stepmother are confussed about how children work. Even if their "real" or "birth" mother is horrible, they show more to them on Mother's day, etc. It is because it is their mother. They want their "real" or "birth" mother to be that one. Yes, we as...
    issa04 issa04 26-30, F Aug 17, 2011

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    A Lesson

    A mother is one role I always knew I wanted to fill. I never considered not having children and knew I would from the time I was very small. I wanted sons, and I have two beautiful little boys. They take a considerable amount of my time and energy but are certainly the largest...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    A Stepmothers Anguish

    i am a mother to a wonderful boy and have a step son who lives with his  mom.  i uesed to be very close to my stepson when he was younger as i have had him since he was 1 and now is 14years old.  things hit crisis point when my stepson was found to abusing a person in my...
    katthy katthy 31-35, F Oct 7, 2011

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    My Life With 3 Stepkids

      My name is Trish I am a mother of two and a stepmother of 3. I ran into my husband 2 yrs ago but have known him pretty much my whole life. Along with him came 3 beautiful children who are my stepchildren K 10, M who is 9, and L who is 7. We have had them three times due to...
    Tawags Tawags 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Dear Diary,This is the tale of my life as cinderellaOnce upon a time i was born 1990 i am french who am i?I lived upon the riches with my dear mother and father they were always so...
    Cinderellagirl123 Cinderellagirl123 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    And I feel like she's trying to control me... I know that we all have things we like and dislike, but we shouldn't shove it down each other's throats. I like manga, and I like...
    melodicnoodles melodicnoodles 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    This stepmother thing never gets easier. I appreciate that there is a place for me to vent without someone invalidating my feelings. I have been a childless stepmom for 12 years...
    ellieedge ellieedge 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I have a son (almost 12) , a stepdaughter (almost 7) and a baby girl on the way. my son lives with my husband and I. We (unfortunately) only get my stepdaughter every other weekend...
    stepmomstruggles stepmomstruggles 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    No contact with my mother for a week now. I prefer when there is no contact. She only contacts me when she wants to take one of my children out. I am considering stopping this...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Oh Lord, where do I begin? My mother died about a year ago. It was horrible. I was there for my father and I took care of him while he was grieving my mothers passing. Well...
    CinderellaInWonderland CinderellaInWonderland 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have always wanted to be a stepmother and a mom to grown up kids.. My partner has teenage kids and his eldest is just nearby. I was scared of how she will react to my...
    SugarK SugarK 31-35, F Aug 5

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    I am 24 and I have friends and a life but I have struggled my whole life with this emptiness inside of me. I have suffered for so many years because I haven’t being able to have...
    samacoco samacoco 22-25, F 22 hrs ago

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    So my brother and mother have been plotting trying to get to see my daughter and me. Yesterday their plans to go Go Cart racing fell through. My daughter continued to read Harry...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    I need glasses for school, I can't see well if I'm further than about 4-5 meters from the board. My mother says I deserve it and that I should be blind...I wondering if I should...
    Izuka Izuka 13-15, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    cryinginside123 cryinginside123 16-17, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I hate visiting her. But she is really almost terminally sick. This woman is very negative and draining. Any advice on having limited contact with a mother who is gravely ill? She...
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I want to forgive my mother. I know her childhood sucked big time. She's not capable of acknowledging just how bad she ****** me up.
    milanmilan milanmilan 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    This human being I called my "mother" is not what she appears to be; motherly, caring, quiet, sweet & innocent. Here's how I found out I got married few months ago, husband and I...
    sydnew sydnew 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I am a 14 year old that has relationship problems with my mother. I recall constantly getting bullied in my elementary years because of my social awkwardness. I remember my mom...
    anushkapatel44 anushkapatel44 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    Married for a few months. Now expecting a baby (5 months preg yay!) everything was perfect until.... My OWN mother became bitter. I found out she's been complaining about me to...
    lightpetals lightpetals 26-30, F a week ago

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    An update & advice for those with crazy MILs Hi there, I posted some time back (possibly several years ago now) regarding my absolutely terrible mother-in-law who singlehandedly...
    DustMite DustMite 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Thinking back the other day about my childhood, I admit that I was a handful and needed some of the "whoopings" that I got, other times I needed a parent to talk to me. My...
    Cryingcorner Cryingcorner 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    i hate that person who gave birth to me she is not fit to be called a mother she has not got a loving caring bone in her body,and i will shed no tears over her when she is dead...
    siac siac 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    A mother's love, so precious, so beautiful. The love is special. This love is comforting. A mother's love for her child, no words can describe. Such a wonderful feeling. Being a...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    When i was 8 or 9 years old my parents got divorced. My little sibbling (he was 3 or 4 years back then) and i had to stand by ourselves. My mother cheated on my dad; he loved her...
    Lately90 Lately90 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I miss my all mothers. I miss my mother who gave birth to me. I miss my Other Race mother, who taught me to dress,cook, clean, read, write, wash dishes to sweep and mom floor. I...
    PathologicalLair PathologicalLair 26-30, F Aug 13

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    I came across the term NM a few months ago, and now I can't deny it...my mother fits it perfectly, down to the general causes of it. My mother was severely abused by a...
    UnicornSpirit UnicornSpirit 22-25, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    As I recall the memories of childhood past I think back to the one and only time I remember seeing my mother, though at the time I did not know who she was. I was raised in...
    boredomizahandicap boredomizahandicap 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm the oldest of the 4 children and as you can tell its never good. Many people claim that the oldest child is always the favourite and has respect. Well no , its not true , the...
    alice2456 alice2456 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    As it was told to me, when I was around 2-3 yrs old my dad and my mother broke up. She moved to California and originally took me with her. Months later, she called my father and...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    You know what really bothers me, and my husband reminds of this periodically, is that I am showing my kids how they should treat me when they get older by the way I engage with and...
    nkmnovember nkmnovember 36-40 2 days ago

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    Okay it's kinda like a love-hate relationship. I swear I love her with all my heart, but sometimes it's just like......... UUUGGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! I mean both my brothers and me...
    MiniMe57 MiniMe57 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Why did God curse me with this woman for a so called mother? Every damned day she gets harder to live with. Most days I find myself silently praying that when she leaves she doesn...
    SolomonSaul SolomonSaul 16-17, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    My first post about my passive aggressive mother, an explanation: EP Link I've been doing some research on passive aggressiveness and found that it's an actual personality...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My mother is a very cruel cold hearted b!tch. Condescending, belittling...nothing I did was ever good enough. After speaking to my father this evening, I told him it was never...
    DevilDoll13 DevilDoll13 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I really need to get these things off my chest. Although my mother is insane, she has been there for me since day 1. BUT I cannot take her anymore. She is one of the most judgement...
    jnicmat22 jnicmat22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    **Update on my last post about my mother** She finally let me go to my grandmothers house, and about 5 days later she called me at around 10 pm yelling at me that I had two hours...
    wingedmadman wingedmadman 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    It has been over three years since my mother passed away. Since that time, it is still hard for me to move on. Not only she was my mom, but she was my best friend. She passed away...
    jc5459 jc5459 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Since about age 13, I've dealt with severely psychotic episodes and manic outbreaks from my mother. At first I thought that it was just unhappiness which stemmed from her becoming...
    hawksnester hawksnester 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    This is the way I have come to view my mother at this point. Until recently, I thought it was just bad events in her life that caused my mother to be angry and gloomy everyday...
    SamiSquare SamiSquare 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    "I don't understand you always get what you want so why are you like this." But what I said in my head made it hard to breathe because it was the truth. "I want him to stay, but...
    Augustends Augustends 16-17, F a week ago

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    My mother has always been a vile and vicous woman. She lives to make everyones life a living hell. When I was a kid my parents would always fight. When I was 9 years old my...
    nexus321 nexus321 22-25, M 6 days ago