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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My husband believes the issues between my mother in law and I are my fault because I am "hard to talk to". I have been married since june but together a little over a year with a...
    ShannonKV ShannonKV 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was raised by a single mother and still to this day am amazed at all her sacrifices and steadfast dedication to my sister and I. My father stopped coming around when I was 3 so...
    Hockeydad33 Hockeydad33 41-45, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    “He’s changed,” is the line I was told for many, many years. I’ve learned last year that he has not changed. Matter of fact, he’s acquired more negative ‘aspects.’ I...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    We all learned how things are from the environment we grew up in. My MIL learned to manipulate to get what she wanted because her father made it so he wasn’t approachable, so she...
    BoundariesSet BoundariesSet 46-50 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Im a 20 year old muslim girl. Part of our culture is we have arranged marragies where the mother or father of the guy comes to the girls family and ask for her hand in marriage...
    Zozolove Zozolove 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I see all of these people posting about how they hate their fathers. Honestly, I could never comprehend what its like to even have a father. Most of my life has been without that...
    Mightyzaxor Mightyzaxor 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Hi, I'm new to this site, but am so grateful to have found it! I have been struggling with the 'step mum' role for 2.5 years, and have been so ground down by my partner, that he...
    RaceyGracey1974 RaceyGracey1974 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    I am hanging by a think thread of sanity. I have been married for less than three years and my MIL has lived with us from day 1. Her excuse was that she was helping us adjust to...
    SmritiP SmritiP 26-30, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I Hate My MIL Experience Project: Stories about every Life Experiences Home Search Groups Stories Questions People Post 1 tarabull Me Content Removal Appeal It looks like...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F Jul 19

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    I always thought that a man who treated his mother well would be the guy to marry. Unfortunately I have found this out the hard way. I started dating James, and from the start, I...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Hello there, I would like to show my sad sad story which is true. My mother has kicked me out for the fourth time and as I write this, I am still kicked out. How does this all...
    MikeTheAngel MikeTheAngel 13-15, M Jul 17

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    I think some women don't realize how important the mother/daughter relationship is in shaping their daughters. My mom was a teacher, so she was more of a disciplinarian to me...
    sunkisd25 sunkisd25 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    there are times I hate my mother and I think that once I graduate I will move far away from her and dad but when all the other people let me down I realise that mum is the only...
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Vents: My mom... Where do I start with my mom. She is the most caring lovable person you will ever meet. The one that will get out of way to make you happy. The one that will cook...
    TonyThach TonyThach 18-21, M Jul 14

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    my mother isnt abusive. however, i added this because i noticed quite a few people are having problems with abusive mothers or fathers. if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    I remember when my life was simpler. When all I was happy to do was to play outdoors, collect acorns, seeds and flowers. To have my dog run up the drive way to greet me with...
    SunlightSeeker SunlightSeeker 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    My mother. what can i say? she is the typical indian woman in all the wrong ways. If there is one thing I can't relate to is when kids complain that their parents care to much and...
    Grasshopper98 Grasshopper98 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I used to feel guilty about this, she's the person who's supposed to love you unconditionally and be there for you no matter what, that was never how she was with me. My parents...
    lolllaa lolllaa 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi... I think I have an Abusive Mother. My mom always gets angry at me, for the most stupid reasons; I have always felt like I am walking on eggshells around her. I just don't know...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    hi everyone, i would like to share some progress i have made since last update. 5 things i am getting used to 1. having an opinion as once upon a time golden child, i have to...
    fien fien 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    I was a single mother when I was very young and I know how difficult it can be. I admire every woman who is raising or has raised her child/children alone. It's such a tough road...
    fallensparrow fallensparrow 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    My whole life my mom has been constantly working. I truly believe she wasn't meant to be a mother. I'm the youngest of three girls. My middle sister mostly raised me when she was...
    WhatisLife9198 WhatisLife9198 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Well, me and my mother always argue at even the smallest things. She argues so much, it is ruining my relationship with my father. She thinks that my dad doesn't love her, but he...
    azurevanilla azurevanilla 13-15 1 Response Jul 11

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    I love my mother very much .......... My mother is the highest door of jannah,make her the happiest woman on earth and spend lots of time with her.Her happiness is my Jannah...
    Lightofislam Lightofislam 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    growing up, i was that bullied girl, that freek in the back, the one no one befriended, i was hat lonly overall girl with messy hiar and frecels, i never knew my father, i only had...
    xxliviacakexx xxliviacakexx 13-15, F Jul 10

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    My story is too long. However I have come to the conclusion that I just really need her to apologize to me. And to stop making up more stories that make me look like some horrible...
    Raregolds Raregolds 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Dads don’t always get positive feedback for what we do. Years ago, when our daughter was about one year old, I put her in her stroller and walked the few blocks to a small park...
    eddiecarbone eddiecarbone 61-65, M 6 Responses Jul 9

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    it was my birthday a couple of days ago and I received a letter from my mother even though I have told her I won't be contacting her anymore. it was a story she had written about...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I still can't believe I had to have her section thirtyfived I have never in my life done that to her or anyone but enough is enough I couldn't take the abuse anymore all she cares...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't know where else to post this. So I'm sharing my experience here. A few weeks ago, maybe it was a month, I'm not sure the time just goes so quickly now, my mother was...
    Ariadni8 Ariadni8 26-30, F Jul 9

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