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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I despise my stepmother. Our story is a long one but I'm gonna try to make it short, not to bore you or anything. My mother died when I was 9 years old, so you can imagine that I...
    judinoth judinoth 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I need some advice. I have 2 daughters and a stepdaughter (almost). She has been an only child for 8 years. Her father (whom I will marry soon!) is an amazing man and father to all...
    finallyhappy85 finallyhappy85 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mom and dad got divorced when I was 15. It was a really ugly, messy divorce and I went through a time of deep depression because of it. A year later, after only knowing her for...
    lola023 lola023 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    My stepson got a lawyer. Luckily the lawyer got his last assault/gun charge dismissed but because he was on deferred adjudication his probation from his earlier assault/gun charge...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The age old phrase "unconditional love"...Must it apply to the children of the parents? Because my mother is a hateful *****. Anything she sees , does or needs she will turn into...
    BlackBeach BlackBeach 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    A bit of background on me first. I am 3 months post partum with our 2nd son. 6 weeks after my first pregnancy, I looked like my pre pregnancy self again. No stretch marks. Well...
    kendrao kendrao 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    So my fiance and I are getting married next August, at which point we will have been together nearly 5 years. Our relationship is very strong, we truly are perfect for each other...
    WifeToBe822 WifeToBe822 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 12

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    I was born in South Korea to a Black mother in the US Army and a "local" [Korean Mother/White Father] father. When I was 1 my mother left Korea with me claiming sudden assignment...
    DiemLibre07 DiemLibre07 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Four days straight of crying because of my mothers death. My father remarried rather quickly after her death. He has done so many things to hurt me and my sister . Everyone around...
    Juiceyangel333 Juiceyangel333 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 20

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    as i re arranged the furniture in my living room today, i couldn't help but feel nostalgic. i have this wooden rocker. it's not the prettiest or the most fancy of chairs, but it...
    smokieBrie smokieBrie 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    My mother has been passive aggressive my whole life yet I just realized it in my early 40's. My father died 3 years ago and that's when her PA really escalated. The first 6...
    alleb1990 alleb1990 41-45 3 Responses Oct 5

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    Sooo my dilemma is a very frustrating one ... This story has years of history behind it but I'm not writing a book so long story short I have been livid with my mother for over a...
    denisestephanie denisestephanie 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been NC with her for over 3 years now. It took me almost 40 years to figure it out but once I did there was no turning back. I was raised by a woman without the capacity...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    At a very young age, I remember being confronted by my drunk mother. She told me that she never liked me and how I turned out. That the only reason why I existed was because my dad...
    BITTERandNAIVE BITTERandNAIVE 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 28

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    I'm a 39 yo man, and like the title says I hate my mother. I was unfortunate enough to be born to a woman who would be the poster child for parent licenses. She was mentally ill...
    wonderweirdo wonderweirdo 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 26

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    My marriage is in trouble. We are just over a month married. My husband is 51 and has been living with his mother in somewhat of a husband/wife situation for many years (since...
    W0eIsMe W0eIsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I joined this forum just so that i can put my experience with my mother in law in writing. so here is the story. I met my husband in college. we were first friends and it turned...
    Aleksanrda Aleksanrda 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 7

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    Tell me if you think this is normal and or how to deal with this: My mother in law joined facebook and I accepted her request. She didn't "like or comment" on any of our wedding...
    rosegrl rosegrl 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    As a sensitive, creative, artistic and brilliant child all I wanted was for my mother to love me. My mothers response to me when she first saw me as a baby was that I was "ugly and...
    lutqueet lutqueet 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 11

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    "Frankly, I have to worry about an individual who says he hates all mothers." -Block...(Heart Heart). "...I do not choose to associate with such an individual..." "That's okay. I...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A lady loved by many but invisible to the world She was loved and cherished by both children, husband and family She couldn’t see In her utter misfortune of being plagued with...
    generationlover generationlover 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I am married to a wonderful man who has an insane mother. A little over a year ago, I purchased a house with all my savings and money that my mother had willed to me. The first...
    thegreatestunknown thegreatestunknown 26-30 5 Responses Sep 24

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    9 days till my little baby girl will be brought into the world. Iv never been more happy and more scared in my life. I'm happy because I get to see her, hold her close, kiss her...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 7

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    Don't even know where to begin when it comes to with my MIL she is in a class of her own when it comes to a evil person, Seriously! She wrote me off from the very moment she meet...
    2mommy85 2mommy85 26-30, F Oct 9

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    I still remember the first time I put makeup on. I think I was like four or five years old, on vacation with my parents, and I saw my mother putting on some mascara before we went...
    Darkthoughtsallover Darkthoughtsallover 16-17, F Oct 9

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    #rant My mother is an *******. I live with my grandmother to help her around the house and to make sure that she doesn't fall and/or hurt herself with nobody there to help her, and...
    thefaeuniverse thefaeuniverse 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    When I was a child, my mother taught me to be afraid of my father. She always told me he didn’t want to be bothered by me, and that I should leave him alone. That happens in a...
    greenacres33 greenacres33 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 10

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    What do I think of new motherhood? It's the most challenging job I have ever done in my life. Being on call 24/7. Can't be tired, can't be in bad mood, can't be sick. And I don...
    CantatriceChauve CantatriceChauve 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    My mother likes to make strangers think she's perfect.. When I was growing up she would talk to people in sweet ways and say ' that's my girl' to appear to be a good person. To win...
    mrsdavid1975 mrsdavid1975 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I'm that mother. And all that's keeping me from opening and downing every pill bottle in the house is the thought of my children having to live saying these words - "I lost my...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure if it's emotionally abusive, but it hurts either way. She had a lot of **** as a child, an alcoholic verbally abusive father, an emotionally distant often absent...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Missing My Mother There was one point in my life when I did not get along with my mother. Most of it was because I was very angry at her for not being there for me. I didn’t...
    Bokohoyo2 Bokohoyo2 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    When I was 5 my mother started me off on the nudism path, everyday I'd be naked inside the house with my mom, she was mid 20s and hot, my friends used to love coming to my house as...
    Pat1843 Pat1843 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    13 years ago today I was 5 and I lost something I never had. It's a weird feeling to have a hole from something you never remember to begin with. She jumped out of a hotel window...
    idontknowidontknow idontknowidontknow 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Me and my girlfriend have maintained a very good relationship for the past years despite the difficulties and problems that cropped up. One of these problems has been my girlfriend...
    fireblastm fireblastm 26-30, M Sep 23

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    My mother is a terrible person. She is fake, racist, annoying, homophobic, rude and immature. I know it's bad to call people names but she does it to me all the time. She thinks...
    rriicchheelllle rriicchheelllle 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I am the mother of four, all grown now and it is the most rewarding part of my life. I have been a mother nearly all of my adult life and I can't think of not ever being one. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 30

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    Growing up I never understood bipolar and still don't. If you are reading this and you want answers I can not give them, but if your story is the same as mine. Please leave the...
    pedgy1 pedgy1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 5