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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 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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    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 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    My mother passed away 4 months ago. I cried everyday for two months. It was the hardest thing I have ever gone through. I took her to the hospital on a Saturday, she was diagnosed...
    julietdreams julietdreams 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    After so many times of going through this, I had to sit down and write about it. This is mostly about how my Mother favors my sister SO much more than me. And for those out there...
    squirtlebear squirtlebear 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm 23 years old just recently started staying with my mother again and it's been so overwhelming and depressing. I have spent so many hours looking for a way to get through to my...
    TSN1 TSN1 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I hate everything about her, i never experienced this feeling of extreme loathing towards someone but i do. I hate how ****** she treats me, i hate how ******* ridiculous she is, i...
    Sublevarse Sublevarse 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I haven't always hated my mother. As a child I would hear my family talk bad about her and I would always defend her telling them they that are wrong. But as I got older I realized...
    yuppitsme42 yuppitsme42 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Plz help... my SS has very disturbing behavior and I don't know what to do. My bf has 3 kids from a previous, very turbulent relationship. Their mother is despicable. In all...
    FrauleinAsh FrauleinAsh 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am the step mother to a wonderful little boy. I have been married to my husband a year and a half. My husband has primary custody of his little boy. We are constantly having...
    tootlebug84 tootlebug84 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I just realised recently that I hate my mother. Because she practiced favouritism, and was abusive with it. And from the time I was under 5 years old, she would constantly accuse...
    AngryPlum AngryPlum 31-35, F Aug 20

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    "Daughters of Unloving Mothers: 7 Common Wounds Taking stock is often the first step in healing" https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tech-support/201304/daughters-unloving...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Aug 19

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    Oh goodness, my mothers and most females make me feel saddened and frustrated to be a female. Narcissistic, manipulative, childish, emotionally unintelligent, lack of logic, and I...
    TaraStar98989 TaraStar98989 31-35, F Aug 19

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    my mother left me when i was very and she abused me and now im 19 and before she said she hated me and my dad and now she calls me like she cares and i still dont know if i love...
    ToLoveIsToDestroy12 ToLoveIsToDestroy12 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    But that's not all I am to my children. I am everything under the sun rolled into one. Mother is so much deeper than just giving birth to your children. Being a mother is my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 17

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    hi - I married a man who has a 14 year old son from a previous marriage. He had a estranged relationship with his son for about 3 years and its only now that he has started...
    tanyak270 tanyak270 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    So my boyfriend left for basic training to go into the army about a week ago, meaning he hasn't been able to call or text or have any access to his phone at all. Right when he got...
    Bonneyshattuck Bonneyshattuck 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    You know. This isn't easy for me. I've never questioned anything you did. I always accepted you did what you did. But I have one question when it comes to your life choices. We all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    has anyone ever had a mother/grandmother that does the following or can relate okay yo begin I live with my grandmother because I am adopted by her shes hurtful she's verbally...
    disnerd13 disnerd13 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    She is an evil person! I hated my childhood bc she was just so MEAN and always putting me down. I remember crying about something when I was about 6 years old and she put me in the...
    Madimaria123 Madimaria123 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Never could quite put my finger on it. I just knew something wasn't right with the way I felt about myself, my life, and my relationships. Then, while searching for answers about a...
    Genipher Genipher 26-30, F Aug 14

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    My mother in law is the worst person I have ever come across on. She is an evil manipulative *****. She has never liked me (nor any woman that was involved in my husband's life...
    Hannahmikel Hannahmikel 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    I last wrote on EP some time ago when I was really struggling with my narcissistic mother and doubting whether I was whole enough or strong enough to have a child of my own. I took...
    ALittleRoo ALittleRoo 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    My step mother misuses the Bible. On most days when I do prayer with her and my younger half siblings, she decides to point to me after a bible study and use my bad examples and...
    Escapist49 Escapist49 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm a mother.......being a mother is a wonderful thing.....but it's never easy to be one.... I'm a wife.......to the best person I can dream of.......but it's not always a fantasy...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 12

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    I'm so glad I've spoken out today. today I attended twins group with my littlw angels. and I was listening to all the other mothers talking about there plans. some where talking...
    sammyjo963 sammyjo963 22-25, F Aug 12

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    I really think I'd make a great mother. It's not in the cards, but every time I see a mother with a small child, there's a touch of sad envy behind the smile on my face.
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T Aug 12

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    It was in 1996 that my mother finally succumbed to the cancers that had spread throughout her body. Beginning in her lungs, they eventually spread throughout most of her major...
    21finish 21finish 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Sooo... My mom is wanting to move down here where me my husband and two kids live so that she can be closer to her grand kids well guess what.... My mother in law (my husbands mom...
    Thewifesince2013 Thewifesince2013 22-25, F Aug 11

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    I lost my mother on July 13, 2015 to suicide. Almost exactly a month ago. To start off with, I am 24 years old. I have four siblings. One sister who is 22; three brothers, 15, 14...
    ashleyautumnx ashleyautumnx 22-25, F Aug 10

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    My mother and I never had a real relationship, well not after my sister was born. I was never her love, and I never had her in my life. Sure she went through the motions, but when...
    CouchBurrito CouchBurrito 18-21, F Aug 10

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