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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 48 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 20 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    I'm 24 and married to a wonderful hubby. He's much older than I am so I'm also stepmother of his 3 children. Two girls 10 and 13 and a boy 11 who are wonderful but can be a...
    Rachelly3 Rachelly3 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 31

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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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    Hi! I'm In desperate need of advice. 6 months ago I became an official stepmother to two awesome boys and a beautiful women in now her first same sex relationship. She's been...
    iNez14 iNez14 26-30, F Aug 1

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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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    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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    It's taken me and my sister a very long time to realise that our mother is passive aggressive. We always thought our mother was selfish and wanted the world to revolve around her...
    Cupcakes95 Cupcakes95 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I will not rant or moan and I no longer hate my mother as much as I use to,but I hope I NEVER see her again and haven't since the last time I went before a judge aged 10 and her...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    I was unfortunate enough to land myself in a house that includes not only my husband but along with my in laws, sister in law, her husband, and two kids. Everyone knows and can...
    destinii3 destinii3 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    My mother abandoned me two years ago while I was going through a divorce. She found out that I had been seeing another man while I was still married, and really lashed out at me...
    Amelia3611 Amelia3611 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    In 2008 my Mother in law lost h husband . I tried helping her through his illness and after his death and things were ok.I had never had bad feelings toward her in the past,as a...
    helpless69 helpless69 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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 2 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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    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 6 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 2 days ago

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    Me and mom have this love hate relationship, it basically all started when I was young; she was a workaholic and my great-grandma for 19 years, has been my mom for me and my best...
    Xmidniteangel15X Xmidniteangel15X 18-21, F Jul 25

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    Since the day I met my gf I am very attracted to her mother. Her mother seems liked me more. She said she loves me for her daughter. My gf mother is really pretty. She has love and...
    shadowrecruit0027 shadowrecruit0027 26-30, M Jul 26

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    I didn't think I would. Boy was I wrong. My childhood wasn't the easiest. She was not a good mother. When she got sick, I was the one that stepped up and helped her out. Yet, I was...
    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    100% I Do ! I understand women may need a career to help support their family or to just feel important in life.A woman that is a stay at home mother is in my eyes the best mother...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 29

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    I once told myself that if I'm gonna have a family of my own, I will never be like my mother. I must admit, I envy mothers who are close to their children. In my case, my mother...
    SweetEclair SweetEclair 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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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 a week ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    Please, I need to know if anyone out there is from Brooklyn, or anywhere near or around the city that has dealt with Child Protective Services before. If you've read my previous...
    nikkitatink0411 nikkitatink0411 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    have briefly read some of the stories around this topic and I feel only some have merit as some are clearly petty and a joke! However I will tell all why I hate this f#cking c#nt...
    sayitlikeitis101 sayitlikeitis101 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    Apart for wishing my children the best for their life, my greatest wish (if I ever caught a wish-fish) would be for all young wives or girlfriends not to get a mother in law from...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    When I was little (from age 2 to about 6), my mother would put on scary masks or draw on her face with my brown magic marker to look scary, and chase me around the house, until I...
    ceruleansee13 ceruleansee13 36-40, F Jul 29

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    I remember being younger and writing on paper that I hate my mother and I would show her the paper. I use to like and love my mother. Now I no longer do. I don't trust her and her...
    Hannarose Hannarose 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Lately my dad has been spending less and less time at home. He ignores everyone in the house except for our dog. He went to a music festival with some friends a couple of weeks ago...
    Potter66 Potter66 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I found out the genders of my twins yesterday and it has reminded me of how I no longer have my mother to share this joy with. She would have been with me and my husband at the...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I wish I can be everything you need, I would love to answer all of your questions with confidence and knowledge... But I'm far from that I am no good. I cry every night. I am weak...
    Neblina27 Neblina27 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago