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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 60 People

    August 15th 2013 holds special significance

    for me. That is the day I finally went on a date with the man who would become my other half, and who would bring into my life 4 more children to love with all my heart. I have my own son, and it was me and him against the world for a few years. Now he is a middle child. It is a...
    tearmedown tearmedown 22-25, F Mar 1

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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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    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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    I have 3 step kids and one of my own.

    I am writing to get stuff off my chest so please keep your negative comments to yourselves. You see I am battling one of the hardest things i have ever had to deal with. I am hard enough on myself. So please if you have something negative to say I'm sure I've already felt guilty...
    Distressedwife33 Distressedwife33 22-25 2 Responses Jan 30

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    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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    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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    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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    I have been a step mother

    for six years now and really enjoy that so much. I am a step mom to three adorable kids by my second husband and his ex. They are boys ages 13 and 15 and a girl age 17. These are great kids with great parental love and care by their original parents. I love them as my own...
    olderandmaturefemale olderandmaturefemale 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Where do I even begin.... My parents divorced when I was a baby. My mom took me and my older half-sister and moved us to another state to start a new life. She left behind my...
    emilylmeadows emilylmeadows 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    After almost 1 1/2 years of being married to my husband who has two children, 5 and 8 years old, respectively, from a previous marriage with 50/50 shared custody, I have to...
    SoCalStepmom SoCalStepmom 36-40, F Apr 27

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    What a terrible thing! Spanking children! Don´t you think? Children who are spanked grow up to become violent as adults, right? That is the politically correct view these days...
    Helle31 Helle31 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, it's that one out of the year where Mothers are celebrated and loved. What about Stepmom's who help raise their partners children and some whose step kids live with them full...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 2 Responses May 10

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    Please give me advise 🙈🙈 Hi there, I am a mother of two and stepmother of one I have a son 9yrs and a daughter 1, my step son is also 9yrs. I would love for there to be...
    mumsy3 mumsy3 26-30, F 2 Responses May 1

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    Open Letter To My Husband's Ex-You are a very cunning manipulator. You have told lies for 17 years in a childish attempt to hurt your ex but the ONLY person you have hurt was your...
    KwiteMama KwiteMama 36-40, F 1 Response May 2

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    My mother-in-law and Father-in-law owned 120 acre farm. The barn was pretty fantastic. It was 3 stories with an elevator up the middle. My sister-in-law lived in the older farm...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Almost right after my parents got divorced my dad starting seeing a new woman from work (this caused my mom, me and my siblings to believe there had been an affair going on). They...
    Mmbpink Mmbpink 13-15, F 1 Response May 7

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    it's funny...growing up I didn't like my step mother very much. It didn't even much have anything to do with the way she treated me, I disliked her for the role she played in my...
    Wisdomswisdom Wisdomswisdom 36-40, F Apr 23

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    Well, I'm engaged but it has been a rough road. I have 2 sons, one is 21 and lives 12 hours away where his father is. My other son lives with me and I have been the only real...
    jenniferthibodeaux jenniferthibodeaux 41-45, F Apr 24

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    I lost my mom to cancer when I was 10--36 years ago. Mother's Day is the pits even with 2 kids of my own. I try to focus on them that day & I am grateful & lucky to be their mom...
    rrthompson rrthompson 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    How dare that jack*** call me insecure! I don't need someone who only knew me for a 2 years to tell me what I am or what I'm not. She never been around me for my whole life and she...
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 Apr 22

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    I need advice! My husband works from 8am-4:30pm M-F and school from 5pm-10pm M-Th (all year, he takes courses every semester even in the summer now). He is also gone 1 weekend a...
    Amnjourney Amnjourney 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    The more days that go on it seems my mother is becoming her own version of my grandmother. Not the same but similarities. My grandmother was awful to my mother. Cold and unloving...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Apr 28

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    My parents and I never had a very close relationship. I will admit that it is partially my fault, but it felt it necessary since I was little to put a distance between myself and...
    Marchi Marchi 22-25 May 6

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    So, tomorrow is Mothers Day. It's an interesting day. The whole mother thing...mothers present, mothers passed, mothers-in-waiting, mothers of angels, mothers estranged...
    GypsyMiss GypsyMiss 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    So I have written on here before.. I think like most, I do it to vent because the crap that is pulled is just insane.. Before I decided to write, I read a lot of post on here, some...
    bekah930 bekah930 46-50 7 Responses May 10

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    My guilt tears me apart for saying this. Now, as I'm approaching adulthood and is a full time student in college, my mother can't seem to comprehend what is happening to me. She...
    LoveSoLife LoveSoLife 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Another Mother's Day is here,And I still miss having you near.You were the best mom you could be,At times we were distant,And at times we would disagree,I never once doubted your...
    CrystalRainsPearls CrystalRainsPearls 41-45, F 21 Responses May 10

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    As a wheel is circular, so it goes around in circles; my in laws fit this pattern. It was so interesting to hear my husband say to me yesterday that his sister, toxic, b**** sister...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12

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    To my dearest mother, Whose soul never grows old. Your smile outshines the sun, Your heart is made of pure gold. Deep down in my heart, You hold a spot that brightens my days...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am just coming to the realization that I am the adult daughter of a narcissistic mother. It is only now that I have found an interest in psychology and have done some reading...
    n2385 n2385 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    My mother is emotionally abusive and I’ve only just began to see it. My mother is a sole parent to me and my younger brother. She left my father taking me and my brother with...
    throwawaybro throwawaybro 22-25, M May 5

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    For years I have thought of my first Mother's Day. Of being able to claim that title. For years on Mother's Day I have mourned the child that died in my womb. For years I...
    aurora11 aurora11 31-35, F 13 Responses May 5

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    My mother in law and sister in law really do the most! I am so fed up of them I wished there was a place I could banish them to, never to be seen again. As indicated in the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 9 Responses May 7

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    This will make my second year of being a mommy. And in just a few weeks or months ill be a mom of five little ones and OMG that scares me. My second set of twins! Every moment has...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 4 Responses May 10

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    Happy Mothers day to everyone. mothers day is kinda happy and dad for me. one reason being that my mother wasn't a very good mother and she abused me terribly but I am grateful...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F May 10

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    I’m so relieved to have found this thread. There’s so much I want to write and I just don’t know where to begin, but here it goes… I come from a culture where mothers...
    latinamerican35 latinamerican35 31-35, M 2 Responses May 12

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    I think my mother is psychotic...I'm not sure how to deal with her anymore. I'm 17 and I have been dreaming of the day when I turn 18 for so long now. As long as I can remember, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 3

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    As we embark on another Mother's Day weekend... We will thank our own mothers and wives but what about all those mothers we've had throughout our lives... Is it any coincidence...
    CrownedSprite CrownedSprite 41-45, M May 9

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