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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am a new stepmother of a 7 yr old little girl. When I first came into the picture she was really good at lying and making me believe she wasn't such a little devil. Eventually...
    Heavyheart12 Heavyheart12 22-25, F Dec 7

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    well first of all I feel really sad to even join a group like this... but my mother gives me no choice. I am a 19 year old girl who studying on uni never touched a sigarette in my...
    agirlinlove44 agirlinlove44 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    As it's Christmas, my least favorite time of the year, I started thinking about Mary in the Christ story. Mary was a single mother carrying around a baby with whom there was no...
    singlemom1254 singlemom1254 36-40 7 hrs ago

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    http://www.today.com/parents/letter-my-daughters-stepmom-i-never-wanted-you-here-1D80341783?cid=sm_fbn I found this heartwarming letter written by a biological mother to the...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Let Us ALONE Already!-She is a fellow EP User with the screen name "BergenBabe". She trolls me and accuses me of falsehood whenever I attempt to share traumatic experiences from my...
    VillaVuka VillaVuka 22-25, M Dec 13

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    Let Us ALONE Already!-She is a fellow EP User with the screen name "BergenBabe". She trolls me and accuses me of falsehood whenever I attempt to share traumatic experiences from my...
    VillaVuka VillaVuka 22-25, M Dec 13

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    She Walked Away Whether She Admits Or Not- It is a complicated matter but my father traveled with my sibling and myself back to his homeland very young. To our mother he said it...
    Izaakhs Izaakhs 22-25, M Dec 14

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    She Walked Away Whether She Admits Or Not- It is a complicated matter but my father traveled with my sibling and myself back to his homeland very young. To our mother he said it...
    Izaakhs Izaakhs 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 14

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    I don't understand why problems between the bio-mom and step-mom are so common. As parents shouldn't the well being and benefits of our children go before our own conflicts? I am...
    VT100712 VT100712 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Stole By Evil Jehovah Witness Cult in 2002- My Russian speaking husband since 2000 have a son in 1992 and daughter in 1994 with a Black woman who is typical American woman and do...
    Fracisca Fracisca 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I've been with my husband over 4 years and the first 2 were miserable because of my stepdaughters mother. She abused her child physically and verbally. Over a year ago, she was...
    xomambr14 xomambr14 18-21, F Dec 1

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    My mother has always been my mentor and best friend. She has always guided me, and been there when no one else was. Being a single parent I respect that it has been extra difficult...
    Kittymewmew93 Kittymewmew93 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Wow, okay so my dad divorced my mum A MONTH AGO. they had been split up for a few years but only got divorced just recently. My dad has had a new girlfriend for the past year or so...
    Crabstickxox Crabstickxox 70+ 1 day ago

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    Champion Girls I have had the pleasure of knowing many tomboys in my life and thanks to my Aunt Donna hearing about dozens of my female forebears who made great sacrifices for all...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    It's really remarkable to find so many people who I can relate too. My mother has been emotionally, physically, and verbally abusing me since I was a small child. I don't have any...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Turned My Sports Loving Son into a Prissy Girly Girl Here is an amazing letter from a one of my favorite petticoating moms Rhonda. Like most women she was not aware of the...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    Darlene Story - Another Successful Petticoating of a Little Brat Another great letter from my friend Rhonda. This time she tells the story of Darlene the boy she first witness...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    Hi everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and I'm now able to share my story with people who will not judge me or think I'm crazy to think my mother is a narcissist. We all know...
    noite noite 26-30, F Dec 6

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    I have always wandered and questioned what the relationship between myself and mother means to either of us. I have this over whelming sadness due to the fact that even though she...
    Sproetjies3 Sproetjies3 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    No Longer Your Lackey or His Punching Bag- You tell people I'm selfish and that's why I left but we both know there is MUCH MORE to the story! Let's talk about your husband. The...
    Serkha Serkha 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Our mother is literally CRAZY !!! We (Me and my sister) don’t know what to do anymore we really need HELP ! Our mother has OCD, and several other issues we can’t really...
    MEHfml MEHfml 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    To sons. I cant stand that they even exist. I hate thinking about them. I hate wondering what went through their disgusting head. I really hate them. I dont care whose mother we're...
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    So, I had surgery on my knees recently and my friends took care of me EVER SINCE I've arrived at the hospital. My mom and dad abandoned me and never had any intentions of seeing...
    GanjaSmokingMetalHead GanjaSmokingMetalHead 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    My Mother In Law I remember the first I met my mother in law. The first thing I said was are you two sisters because you look more like sisters than mother & daughter. She looks...
    IVMBLVCKBEVRD IVMBLVCKBEVRD 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I can't stand it when my mother and sister tries to tell me how to parent my daughter. My sister doesn't have kids. And my mother raised her children horribly. So I am doing...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F Dec 18

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    I recently had an epiphany that I have a narcissistic mother (yesterday)! I had cut ties with her about 3-4 years ago unknowingly that that was the best thing I could do. I have...
    hopefulnow hopefulnow 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    My mother told me she regretted getting married on her wedding night. It was supposed to be a romantic night between my parents and my father fell asleep. My parents were married...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I got to the point where I decided to just accept that my mother will never be the mother I needed and want. She will always be the victim taking no responsibility for her actions...
    valprewater valprewater 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Single mothers are looked down upon for being in a relationship? Not all single mothers are looking for a guy, to replace daddy. Single mothers need love too. What's wrong with...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 9

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    (no we are not married, and dont know if i want be because of her mother) I do not know where to begin, I have been with this girl for 3 years. her mother is very controlling over...
    countryboyhyde countryboyhyde 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 13

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    My mother is phenomenal. She amazes me with the heart she has. It's where I get it from. She raised me since I was a baby. ( my birth mother left) she took me in as her own and...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 17

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    Okay first of all she's not my mother in law (I just dont know where to put this post sorry). She's just the mother of my boyfriend (in the future LOL) but look, I was introduced...
    gotawishy gotawishy 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 20

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    My mother Left me to look after her kids while she went to work, because my dad refused to look after their business. Never really felt I could turn to anyone for help, and had to...
    js82 js82 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    This is my beautiful aunt. She was like a mother to me. On July 29th 2014 she passed away from cancer. I thought by now I would have healed a bit. There are some days I don't think...
    ladymedina ladymedina 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I would love to see a new member into my family soon, all my older sisters are married and had children, I'm the last in the line. I want to do my mother out there proud, wherever...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    Why oh why was I cursed with a mother like mine. Hating her is an understatement, I have wished death on her more times than I can remember. She vents all her frustrations on me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5

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    Its simple: I hate my mother and my mother hates me. We fight on a weekly basis. Sometimes she even chokes me and tells me how pathetic and worthless I am and she says how nobody...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F Dec 9

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