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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 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 5 Responses Jul 11, 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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

    "You've got her looking like a straight up TRAMP!" My stepfather was not pleased when he received the latest photos of me and emailed my stepmother to let it be known. One of the...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 5

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    I was raised from infancy by my Hungarian grandmother in Argentina. She said very little about my parents aside from to tell me that I was not kidnapped because her son is my...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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    My mother suddenly died two years ago at age 57 and my father started dating again shortly after. It was understandably an incredibly horrific time for my father and it was...
    SisyphusGirl SisyphusGirl 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I hate my mother because she's always messing up my life. I'm not saying this in an angsty teenage way, I'm saying the truth and it's not just my life she's messed up. We're a...
    ChocolateCoveredKFC ChocolateCoveredKFC 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    My stepmother is a stupid person who seems like the nicest person in the world but she is insufferable. I had lived with my mom who is stricked and expects me to get good grades...
    jamie690 jamie690 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    The Child I Have Never Met-My husband fathered a child with a black woman during his 1st year in America. He had nothing to offer the child&honestly he had no idea to do with a...
    FromBehindTheIronCurtain FromBehindTheIronCurtain 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I am a female. I have a narcissistic mother that I don't like at all ( I don't think anybody likes her). I find that even though I dislike her way of being, I always end up in...
    cpshades cpshades 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    I am step mother to 4 kids my husband has from his previous marriage. I am struggling he keeps things from me to do with the kids, but expects me to be apart of their lives
    anniemct anniemct 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    My mother lied to me my whole youth about who my father was. I was told my father was my mother’s first husband. Meanwhile my mother married my step father when I was just 20...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I guess to understand the full depth of my story, it's best to start at the very beginning It all started when I turned 7. Up until that age, I has a great family. My mom and dad...
    heartsofgold22 heartsofgold22 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    What ten minutes of your life would you choose to return to for just ten minutes? The reality is we never get that choice in a conscious manner, happenstance or serendipitous...
    oldbaldguy oldbaldguy 70+, M Mar 30

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    I am still a mother.I am still a mother, even though I don't get to hold my child, even though I don't get to kiss her boo-boos. I am still a mother, even though I don't get to see...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13 years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want you to know that your mother was one of the people I admired most in this world. She was always so full of dynamic laughter and had an incredible zest for life that was...
    Silenthawk Silenthawk 46-50, M Apr 1

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    I was born with a normal family,. A mother, father, older brother and older sister. However, once I turned the age of 3, my mother decided to undergo gender reassignment surgery...
    Mzamigo Mzamigo 18-21, F Mar 24

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    A Mothers's Love!! A mother like mine is hard to find, A mother like mine is one of a kind! A mother like mine so pure and true Who often went without to help pull us through...
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F Mar 26

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    There are many women but few mothers. A mother makes sacrifices for her children. She puts her life and dreams on hold to care, nurture and love her children. She has a kiss that...
    emmanuel04 emmanuel04 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    My boyfriend's mother "thinks" she hates me. I write "thinks" because I suspect it is not me she hates. She has hated every women her son has been with. She has been the cause of...
    pipadm pipadm 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My mother has always had mental issues. She has random outburst, going from laughing to a screaming rage in a matter of seconds (for no reason), she belittles everyone as her...
    Anonymisses Anonymisses 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Hello...... I am hoping somebody could give me some advice, I'll explain my situation and I'll try to keep it short.... I think I have a narcissistic mother. In fact I am pretty...
    blueberry36 blueberry36 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    I started to write an upset email to bf not to break up but to share with him later and discuss my feelings. I am 17 he is 18 and lives with his family. He's going to college in 4...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 17 hrs ago

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    (Bf mother not really mother-in-law) I have only been dating my bf for a year but I do want to be with him forever. His immediate family has found out that I HATE HATE HATE his...
    carebare124 carebare124 18-21 3 Responses Mar 23

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    My mum is the type of mum where if I say "can you pick me up some ____?" she'll get it. But the moment I say "Mum, I need you." , "Mum, I'm not feeling good." , "Mum, I need your...
    jheyjuneice jheyjuneice 18-21, F Apr 1

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    Too Young To Remember- My mother was killed in a car wreck when I was 1 or 2(my stepfather can't keep dates straight). We were on the highway when a double cab truck jumped the...
    StandoffishBrat StandoffishBrat 18-21 Apr 3

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    My mother is amazing! Her sister ( my auntie) was diagnosed with a brain tumour and it was awful my family has already been struggling. It was tough on everyone especially her...
    Luce13579 Luce13579 16-17, F a week ago

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    My mother and I grew apart after she had my sister which is only natural but the bridge grew and grew over the years. I was to fat, I liked weird things, I was stupid, dramatic, I...
    Cerci575 Cerci575 18-21, F Mar 25

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    When I was failing my Algebra 2 class back in Sophomore year I never told anyone I was doing bad in the class. Whenever other teachers and my parents/friends asked me how I was...
    Sigint8 Sigint8 18-21, M Mar 25

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    Oh Mom, I Can Not Hold You Close Enough Knowing I am in the last of times with my Mother, and not wanting to forget these sweet, fleeting moments, I write. Today is a memory with...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 14 Responses Mar 25

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    I am a mother, to a forever four month old daughter. She gained her Angel wings at the age of four months. I was blessed to have four amazing months with her, and to be her mother...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    My mother, who was physically and mentally abusive when I was a child, hasn’t spoken to me for 16 years and has had nothing to do with her three grandsons who are now grown. They...
    writer109 writer109 51-55, F Mar 27

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    My parents divorced when I was four, my father left when I was five. He had visitation rights and one day simply didn't show up. My mother called, he had emigrated. I didn't...
    MonaO78 MonaO78 36-40 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I have never hated anyone in my life. My MIL I DO hate she has destroyed my marriage with get son her golden child . I am 45, he is 63, she is 86. Her son divorced his wife 30...
    sueoneil sueoneil 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Isn't it strange how society projects an image of mothers as selfless and sacrificing living saints? Mine was anything but. Without warning she could become outraged about...
    Fyrefox Fyrefox 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Okay, I appreciate my mother for cooking for me, washing my clothes etc. But other than being a good housewife and a good cook, I can't think of anything else that's good about her...
    AoRagdoll AoRagdoll 13-15, F Apr 1

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    Did You Hear Me Crying Mama?- Though the scene unfolded over a decade ago I can still see it clearly. There's 11 year old me kneeling with face to the wall and arms up like I've...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    I thought a lot as a child that it always felt a bit different with me and my mother. I could cry whine etc. until the sun came down and she'd either ignore me or reprimand me and...
    Ananananan12 Ananananan12 22-25 Apr 4

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    I have been married to my husband for 10 years and together for 13. Before we married, I thought my MIL was like the mother I never had. (My mother past away when I was a young...
    adreanasmom adreanasmom 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In one second a choice is made to give your baby a chance at a better life.This choice will forever change you and your baby's life forever.They tell you how great you are for...
    lovely2463 lovely2463 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My mother died 2 months ago from cancer. I was able to be with her at home. She had inhome hospice care and was well cared for. When my mommy died I was crying out that I killed...
    krazyjohn krazyjohn 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    So I have been in NC with my "mother", father and brother for almost a year. I've never been happier about a decision that I've made, even tho it's been hard mourning the loss of...
    Misstaco Misstaco 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm 18 living in a hellhouse. For almost 9 years, my unemployed brother (second oldest in the family of four kds) of has moved into our (my parents and mine) home and ruined...
    lopunny16 lopunny16 18-21 Mar 23

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    Its one thing to always demand respect in the household,but its also based on a give and take type of thing...I live with my mother and her boyfriend who acts as if this house is...
    Natashachetty Natashachetty 22-25 Mar 24

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    I am a young mother. Not a teen mother. But a young mother. I loved every moment of my pregnancy. And I love my child more and more with each passing day. They have certainly...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 24

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