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I Am a Mother and Stepmother

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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

    Where to start.... I am a girlfriend stepmom. I have been with my boyfriend for a year, but have been in his life for longer. He has a beautiful daughter, who is 7 and we get along...
    addily addily 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    Well she's really my soon-to-be ex-stepmother, but I still can't stand her. She has ruined my fathers life and continued to mind f*** my little brother and sister into believing...
    Amd81491 Amd81491 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Hello everyone. I never wanted to resort to this, but I feel I am out of other options. Let me start from the beginning. When my mother, Dee, was 9, her father was shot in the head...
    NikkiNINTR NikkiNINTR 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I cannot make amends with family members who do not see my motivations as sincere. They believe I'm playing some kind of sophisticated con game to get them to give me something...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate the woman... I hate the woman who calls herself my Mother, but is a farce... She killed my Mother and robbed her of her child...and me of my Mother... She has several...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I grew up, like most of you, not knowing that my "normal" was not normal. I was really raised by my grandmother, who taught me what real love and affection was. She died when I...
    languedocienne languedocienne 26-30, F Jan 13

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    My relationship with my mother was never, and continues to be, in good standing. She's never been the easiest person to talk to and quite frankly I do my best to keep my personal...
    D14ee D14ee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Both my mother and grandmother, who's now deceased, bullied me around until I left the family for good. I decided not to have toxic people in my life because life is much too...
    AggiePride15 AggiePride15 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I didn't know who I am. I was nine years pld and my mother had left me because of my father. My mother was easily irritated, and she needed every hair in place. To say, I really...
    ThatsLife4Tomboys ThatsLife4Tomboys 16-17, F Jan 8

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    this is something I had to go through in my life.. I have a family , mother and siblings but no father , he died many years ago.. my relationship with them is really bad , I hate...
    shorok shorok 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16

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    I was applying for college summer schools. I had managed to get into Stanford for a course in Physics, something which was a very big deal for me and I was super excited. The day I...
    NebulaNix NebulaNix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    She manipulates me, makes me feel guilty when I am not guilty, she says everything I do is disgusting, she looks at me with disgust, she talks crap about me and twists stories to...
    hollyissad hollyissad 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I haven't written anything in the past few months but today is the last day before we start a new year. Let's see...it's been more than a year and seven months since I moved into...
    destinii3 destinii3 31-35, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I have a step daughter my husband had an affair and she is the result. I forgave him and was fine with it as long as she stayed with her mother. In her final year of school she...
    Mish686 Mish686 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    My mother angers me. She's almost impossible for me to talk to. Most everything I say "is a lie." If you can't speak quickly and straight to her, you're "making up a story." She'll...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 1 Response Jan 15

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    As a kid, my mother was very absent. After her and my father separated when I was four, I saw her very little throughout the years. At the age of 10, I saw my mother the last time...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F Jan 20

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    My step grandfather abused me until I turned 18. My mother (I refuse to user the term Mum, for that indicates a person who is loving and caring) knew what he was like, but chose to...
    Fuzzball1 Fuzzball1 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 6 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Sometimes I feel like I hate my mother so much I just don't want to talk to her for years. I know it seems unfair, but I just feel like maybe if she gave me a little space on my...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am a mother and I love being a mother. I actually was crying the other day about my son going to school.....he is one! Yeah, I just can't handle the thought of those babies...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Before the divorce between my parents, my mother and I were really, really close. We were each other's best friends. She is the most important person in my life. After the divorce...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    I saw a facebook status today; a girl complaining about those who say "horrible" things about their own mothers, and disrespectful it is... Though this was just an idiotic, naive...
    urlaame urlaame 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Recent events demand a new perspective to my experience with my mil. Everything we lived through with her somehow settled into familiar reactions from her, but with our changed...
    stellera stellera 51-55, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I really hate my mother .... she is a very idiot person who cares for none ... if anything happens like my mother told me come to big bazzar and if i told " sorry mom.. i cant...
    kattynair kattynair 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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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 Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi, all. I don't have a PA mother but I DO HAVE a PA Father. Wow! The devil IS a liar. Reading these posts gives me a sense of relief that I'm not overreacting, but simply...
    RWilson77 RWilson77 51-55 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Some of My friends don't understand me. For good reason. I have been honest about how hard it's been. One of my really good friends is no longer in my life by my choosing. She had...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F Jan 1

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    Well, I have issues with BOTH of my Mother In Laws. I like one just a little more than the other, but besides that 2 Mother Inlaws are just double the trouble. I have two because...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F Jan 3

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    It's taken 30 years but I finally am able to pinpoint a major cause of tension between my my mother and myself. I always thought other mothers behaved similarly, so I dismissed a...
    oldestdtr oldestdtr 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    I don't have sweet mother..so i always wonder i wish i had a sweet mother like treat me as a treasure.. i often want to chat with..not sometimes. and if i find you pretend to be a...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    My mother had me out of wedlock back in the 50's when it was disgraceful to do such a thing. She really thought my father would marry her but he did not. I was sent to live with my...
    jcountygirl jcountygirl 51-55, F Jan 20

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    My Mum has always hated me. She couldn't wait to throw me into hospital when I was a child and when I was starting to feel better, she would put me into a rehabilitation home. My...
    Fuzzball1 Fuzzball1 56-60, F 4 days ago

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    I love my mother very much even though we hardly get along. In fact it gets very volatile at times, but i admire her strength and her ability to endure. She is the reason...
    thejase thejase 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Okay, my parents are divorced, and we're moving soon. My mom decided to call up her friend, who is also the mother of one of my friends. My mother's friend is obnoxious, and...
    ahc201 ahc201 18-21, F Jan 3

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    Okay so my bf approached me last November and asked if he could bring his mother out to stay with us for "a little bit" so that we could help her get back in her feet. She was...
    iksinsiwalemap iksinsiwalemap 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I am a mother of five children I finally had my boy in 2014 I have 4 girls as well 13 is the oldest two are premature when they were born I had preeclampsia Eclipse and toxemia to...
    charbaby801 charbaby801 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Fate has been very cruel to both my husband and me. I lost my two precious angels to a lethal lung disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia. We have an elder daughter named...
    catherinesingh15 catherinesingh15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 12

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