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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    While I usually have nothing but good thoughts when it comes to the sentence, "I am a Stepmother" -- I unfortunately feel fairly annoyed with it today. Not on my stepdaughters...
    thejoneses thejoneses 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    This is a big part of my life. If you ask my friends they'll tell you I'm a happy person, charismatic and have an evil Stepmother. That's because I basically tell anyone how will...
    cajainbox cajainbox 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    Even though my mother has passed away, I loved and admired my mother very mother very much. She taught me many things in life. She was a very nice and lovely woman, sexy, loved...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response Mar 4

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    I hate my mother! And even more I hate myself for everything I am. I believe that, no, I know that our environment, our parents shape our personalities in our childhood. I was...
    OlgaTs OlgaTs 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My mother died when I was 1 year old, she died from cancer which started in her breast but eventually spread throughout her entire body. There will always be a part of me who...
    Secret179688 Secret179688 16-17 3 days ago

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    My mother died on 11th November 2014. She had been acting crazy for 2 years and my family didn't understand it. I didn't understand it. She had some sort of brain damage but we...
    Semanic Semanic 22-25, M Mar 9

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    My mother died on 11th November 2014. She had been acting crazy for 2 years and my family didn't understand it. I didn't understand it. She had some sort of brain damage but we...
    Semanic Semanic 22-25, M Mar 9

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    I just can't take life anymore being under one roof with this woman. She used to be a good lady... She just turned 50 and for the past 2 years she's just changed so much. I truly...
    jessicavictoria1841 jessicavictoria1841 18-21, F Mar 12

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    My son is with his father every other weekend, and we recently agreed that he should have him a couple of hours every wedensday as well. That's great. It really is. I'm thankfull...
    Thisisnotwhatiwanted Thisisnotwhatiwanted 22-25, F Mar 13

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    My mother-in-law was an RN nurse for around 30 yrs. She let it be know she knew everything about medicine. There were 3 of us daughter-in-laws. MY one sister-in-law had 6 children...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    I don't know if he does it on purpose but my husband always seems to start an argument or is mean to me around special occasions. Previous mothers days included him ignoring my...
    probablyPMT probablyPMT 31-35, F Mar 15

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    I want to share a big experience with people who have gone through similar experiences as me. I am 24 and have been seeing counsellers on and off since i was 18. after a lot of...
    yogihope yogihope 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I just don't care about her. I want her gone, out of my life. Everything is much easier without her. She's an annoying itch. It's been 4 and a half years since we last had a real...
    haroni haroni 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    3 Years ago my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She still went to work after receiving chemo and radiation because she refused to quit. 3 Months ago she could still walk - a...
    pandalien pandalien 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    My name is Jessica, everyone beside my coworkers call me Jessy.In 1995, I was 6 years old, the day my mother asked me and my older sister if we wanted to sleep over my uncle(her...
    jessiibabii89 jessiibabii89 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have three grown up sons of 30, 27 and 25. Have always done my very best for all of them and given them love and supportsince they were born. My youngest two never bother about...
    anna10797 anna10797 51-55, F Mar 15

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    I have never made any large posts on here about my mother, because my subconscious knows that if I did so, I would probably be making posts about her nearly every day. My general...
    jahein137 jahein137 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    What Makes A Mother. - i thought of you and closed my eyes and prayed to god today i asked, "what makes a mother?" and i know i heard him say a mother has a baby this we...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am now a 26 year old female, blessed to be the mother of three beautiful intelligent girls. However, with my first I was a teen mother, I became pregnant and gave birth at the...
    jessiibabii89 jessiibabii89 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    I'm from India and my husband is from America and we have been married 18 years now. In the beginning she told my husband not to marry me because 'you never know where she comes...
    yellowrose2015 yellowrose2015 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    My mother had a brief psychotic episode 2 years ago. She went to the ward and was put on haldol. She came back and was fine. A few weeks ago I noticed she was acting odd. She wasn...
    theraeahgogo theraeahgogo 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I'm not saying I hate my mother. Deep down I love her and I would be sad if she died. I know for a fact that she loves me. She has supported me by helping me see my therapist...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Mothering Sunday today! ( UK) happy Mother's Day to all the Mums out there! But what's ones thing you'd want your children to do with you on Mother's Day... I'm totally lost on...
    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F Mar 15

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    I don't have the best mother.I barely have a mother really.I fiannaly got in the hospital for cutting after I ran away and was eventually found.after that happened in January my...
    SearchingForUnkown SearchingForUnkown 13-15, F Mar 16

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    I am hoping for some emotional and loving support here and would be extremely grateful for any advice relating to my situation (everyone can agree that it is most comforting when...
    life4love life4love 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse but my mum and I have very similar tempers and are prone to blowing up on each other. Every time I don't listen to her she goes of on...
    dandelion15291 dandelion15291 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Something about family counselling is supposed to happen. I don't want to go. I forgot who organised it. I said to my mother I don't want to go and she asked why and I said I can't...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 day ago

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 27

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    I know this is long. I want to know if anyone else feels the guilt that I feel and depression or if anyone has similar experiences. Thank you so much for your support. I feel...
    interested0001 interested0001 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27

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