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I Am a Step Mom

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    Failing At Step Momhood

    I married 3 years ago a man with 2 daughters.  I also have 2 daughters.  I have sole custody of mine, we have his most weekends and one night a week.   I moved to be with him, into his house, his life.  The sd's live a few miles away with bm...
    jonescathj jonescathj 36-40 2 Responses Feb 18, 2009

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    I will soon officially be the step-mom of a

    beautiful 5 year old girl. I love her very much even though I am aware that she is not my own. She also reciprocates, always letting me know that she loves me. Her biological mom disappeared when she was only 2 years old and all of a sudden she now wants to be a part of her...
    s533 s533 18-21, F Jun 14

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    Am I Wrong

    I have two children from my first marriage they are 13 and 11 I also have a 10 year old step son. All three children live with us full time. The two oldest see their dad only a few times a year but talk to him when ever they want. My youngest has only seen his bm once in the 4...
    mdepoortere mdepoortere 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2013

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    Too Much to Handle...

    I am with my husband now for 13 years.  He works away from home, (6 weeks at a time) and then home for 2 weeks.  He's got two daughters from his previous marriage.  The eldest, 20 > adorable, with a disability, we connected absolutely marvelous. She's an...
    Stepzilla Stepzilla 31-35 Jun 22, 2009

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    Not traditionally speaking...

    My guy and I are not married, we live together. As I've said many times before, he and I have an age-difference of 21 years. He being the older of us. He has two grown children. Yes, they are close in age to myself. His son, was nearly 15 when his father and I started...
    TopazSkye TopazSkye 26-30, F 9 Responses May 23, 2009

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    Step Mother With Baby Momma Drama...

    I am 19 turning 20 this october. I have a fiance who is 25 and he has 2 daughters by two different moms. The catch? THEY ARE 2 MONTHS APART. Talk about holy hell when they are together sometimes. Anyway... I get along GREAT with the one daughter's mom and we see her basically...
    stressedoutstep stressedoutstep 18-21, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Being A Step Mom Is Difficult.

    Ok… This is my story. I'm a step mom every other week… or more. My husband has two kids… a boy 7 and a girl 8. It's not all that bad most the time. I love my husband and I love the kids. I've been living with them… or them with me, since the kids were 2 and 3. But...
    JustMyExperience JustMyExperience 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    I Know a Two Sided Story of the Step Mom...

    I'm a step Mom of 3 young ladies. One 14, one 17 and the oldest is 21.There is a whole lot a irony to my story, I had my experience of a stepmom when my Dad remarried when is was 12. My Mother died when I was 9....My sis and I didn't addapt too easily.....My oldest sister. now is...
    chuckieyt chuckieyt 36-40 1 Response Dec 31, 2008

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    Ok. I am not a step-mom YET.

    However it is in the plans of my boyfriend and I. We plan to get married and build our life together and have a child together. Unfortunately his ex fits into the mentally-unstable-psycho-b*tch category. (This is not just my opinion... it's pretty much known by everyone who has...
    YoungStrongSassy YoungStrongSassy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My 16 year old stepdaughter actually used her

    own babysitting money to buy me a present on Saturday. She gave it to me and said happy belated Mothers Day. I thanked her and gave her a hug and a kiss on the cheek and she told me she loved me . There are some good moments to being a stepmom too. It's nice to see that she...
    Februarychic Februarychic 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    Never Thought I Would Be

    Last year if someone was to tell me that I would get married and be a step mom I would've laughed in their face. But I'm married now and a step mom to two beautiful little girls named Anna and Courtney. The first time I got to meet them was in June before me and my husband got...
    tngurl25 tngurl25 26-30, F Jan 10, 2013

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    I have adult Step Children.

    When my daughter and I were welcomed into the family of my new Husband I became a stepmom to a 24 year old son and a 22 year old daughter. Being only 40 myself this was a little bit of an adjustment but my steps are wonderful. My step son is a strong, good Christian Man who is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 22

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    Frustration......

    i am what you might call a crunchy mom. im not like completely nuts with it, but i buy local foods, dont eat fast food, recycle, all that fun stuff. I care alot about being healthy, and i  want to pass that on to my family. My step daughters mother doesnt care about the same...
    serenity94 serenity94 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    I just moved in with my boyfriend

    who is a little older than me and his children! I really do love them for they are a part of him, but this past month I feel like a servant! I literally clean all day everyday, I'll just finish cleaning the kitchen and then they will use it and leave a mess that they will NOT...
    XxPEACExX XxPEACExX 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Love/hate Step Mom Experience...

    While being a step mom for me is going ... o.k ... and there are no problems in my relationship with my husband there are small things that irritate me. I wonder sometimes if I'm over reacting. The main thing is my step son feels the need to take over every room in the house. It...
    VirgoMom87 VirgoMom87 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    Struggling.

    Well, everyone here seems to have such a positive view, about their role as a step mom. Im not sure, then, if iam posting this in the correct spot. I would like to be more positive about this situation and am seeking some advice, i suppose. Iam a step mom, well technically, Iam...
    temptedlikeve temptedlikeve 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 4, 2009

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    The Outsider Looking In

    I met her at the age of 9 still into playing with dolls and barbies and riding her bike playing outside and climbing in trees...Thinking how lucky of a man to have a daughter like this. Where could her mother be why is she in in an out of her life. Here a daughter a friend and a...
    K31278 K31278 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2008

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    I have tried reading about step-parenting

    but nothing seems to fit my family dynamics. I'm hoping people on this site can help us, or me understand, or do thing differently. My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and a half, and have been now living together for 7 months. We live together because we both have...
    InstaMom InstaMom 22-25 3 Responses Feb 7

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    My Money Tree

    I am glad I found this site because possibly others here may understand.I have 2 step children, and 3 of my own. They are all adults.My Step son was in prison for 7 yrs. He was released in August.I spent approximately $5,000 helping him re establish. A place to live with the...
    kimb24 kimb24 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    I Hate The Step Mom Title. Sad And Hard To Admit To Otherz Who Don't Understand My Heart Itz True.

    HEY, I KNOW ..... YOU CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS MY HEADING RIGHT? BUT ITZ TRUE I HATE THAT LABEL, OR EVEN THAT WORD "STEP" , or "STEP KIDS" or "STEP MOM"or.... "THE OTHER WOMAN"or even ~ "OH... HER?'' Some people can be sooo insensitive to our role in the family. Like we are less...
    mrsrose mrsrose 22-25, F Jul 30, 2010

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    I'm Not the Wicked Step-mother!

    I am fortunate enough to have a lovely fifteen-year-old step daughter whom I adore.  She recently moved nearby and I am enjoying having her around every weekend! She is a teen mom.  She had her baby in June of this year.  She is a very good mommy and I am proud of...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Child Caught In the Middle

    My boyfriend and I have been together for over a year. We live together and have his two daughters part time. His daughters are 11 and 8 and are from 2 different marriages. His oldest is 11 and for me is the most challenging daughter. I feel as though she is grilled every time...
    lyndsayp lyndsayp 22-25 3 Responses Nov 8, 2008

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    I am so frustrated. I went on some sites to

    find out some tips and techniques for being happier with having step kids, but all I seem to find are women who feel exactly as I do.. So maybe we can all vent together, huh? I have 2 step kids, 7 and 9, and they are for the most part good kids. The problem? They are spoiled to...
    jasminelyse jasminelyse 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Just Call Me The Bonus Parent.

    I started dating my fiance when his son was about 5 months old.  He's ten now. *grin*   For most of his life, his dad and I were weekend parents, and I'll be the first to admit that it was sometimes very tough on me.  The boyo's mom likes to feel that...
    Ashirin Ashirin 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Step Monster! My

     Hi!  I am new to this site.  I have 5 step children.  All of them grown according to their age.  I am 34 and their father is 42.  My oldest step son is 24 and my youngest 19.  4 boys 1 girl.  The boys for the most part have a good...
    bacosta bacosta 31-35 Jan 11, 2009

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    Stepmother of 6 and Then Some.

         Hi I am new here. You can find out a great deal more about me by looking at my other stories. I will try not to make this one as long but it may be longer. Ha ha! Wow where to start.  I couldn't have kids which destroyed my first marriage to my high...
    75Angels 75Angels 36-40, F Sep 26, 2008

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    I Am A Step Mom No Matter What People Say!

    I am 26 years old and I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I love him but after two failed marriages he doesn't take love to easily. I dont blame him at all. He has two kids. His son is graduating high school this year and I am so very proud! His daughter is a pre teen...
    Cridihalgh Cridihalgh 26-30, F 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    I Love This Guy And The Kids

    I love this guy and his kids so much that I'm breaking out of my depression and selfishness. I'm working on getting a good job with benefits so that one day I could be a good wife and step mom.
    Feb 15, 2013

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    My Boss And My Sd

    My boss is facebook friends with my 18 year old SD. They met through my boss's daughter who went to high school with my SD. My SD has hated me for the entire 9 years her dad and I have been together. (We've been married for 8). I know my SD has spoken poorly about me because...
    StepMom2003 StepMom2003 41-45, F Jul 4, 2012

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    My Step Mom Experience

    I am 25 years old who happens to be a step mother, my boyfriends daughter. I had gotten her about a month or two after her dad and I were more involved with each other. I love her to death and woudn't trade it for the world. Both; her father and I, are full time college students...
    Spinderella Spinderella 22-25 Feb 23, 2009

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    It's Tough Being A Stepmother!

    I'm a step mom of a 6 year old. She's been living with my fiancé since he and her mom separated.... She was 2 years old. They've been living at his parents house ever since. We've been together for 2 years now and are engaged, and I now live with them at his parents!!! My...
    Stepmom2 Stepmom2 22-25, F Apr 6, 2012

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    I have two twin stepsons they are 14 now

    but I have been a part of their lives since they were 8. I don't get along with their mother, as instead of sharing her concerns she flies off the handle and fails to communicate. In the last argument we had I expressed that she call me if she is starting to get frustrated with...
    sugarplumsandgumdrops sugarplumsandgumdrops 31-35, F Jul 16

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    In Need For Help!

    Ok so here it goes. I met a man almost 6 years ago at work. He was married however seperated. Him and I continued to see each other, and he has 2 children. NOW- 7 year old girl turning 8 shortly and 14  year old turning 15 Boy.Well the father slowly brought them...
    awaide01 awaide01 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2009

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    Step Mothers Deserve Equality!

    I am a step mother to a beautiful five and a half year old little girl. I have no children of my own. (I lost my own in 2006) Me and my husband have been married almost a year now but I have been a step mother to her for almost three years. We have joint custody so we have her...
    StepMomBlues StepMomBlues 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    It Comes With The Territory...

    I am engaged and recently turned 21. I have been with my fiancee for two years, and in that time I've watched his daughter go from crawling and drinking bottles to running and talking, and almost using the potty by herself. She is so adorable, and I love her with all my heart...
    breathethestars breathethestars 18-21, F Apr 25, 2012

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    In Every Way But the Legal One

    My boyfriend (now, fiance) has a five year old little girl. She was 18 months when we first started dating, so I've been a "step-mom" for quite a while. It's been great getting to know her and being able to be there while she's still young. I know it may get a little...
    purified purified 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2009

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    6 Year Old Step Daughter Won't Sleep Alone

    My 6 year old step daughter sleeps with her mom when she's @ home and with my husbands mom when she's @ her house, the only time she's to sleep alone is when she's with me and her dad. There are soo many issues with this so bare with me, I'm going to do my best to explain. She is...
    lmh1632 lmh1632 26-30 2 Responses May 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I am so upset with my step mom right now! I made a new friend yesterday at a party, and we were talking about everyone there and I brought her up. And my step mom just started...
    bluegirlie98 bluegirlie98 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    When i was little my mom and dad got a divorce,well soon after my dad found a nice women and married her,my mom did the same. When i would get in trouble with my step mom she would...
    Dps1 Dps1 13-15, M Jul 1

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    First, I hate that term "step-mom", no matter how you say it, it always sounds negative. I have known my fiancé and his son for almost 7 years, and we have been "together" for the...
    annewiora annewiora 26-30 Jul 11

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    I really really dislike my step mom.... she's ALWAYS getting mad and starting fights with me and my older sister for the stupidest things. For example: forgetting to pick up a...
    hellobriannaskye hellobriannaskye 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Yep. The group has the main gist of what I have to say. But it's not incredibly accurate. It's not that I don't like her.. I used to, but my opinion of her is rapidly changing. She...
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want kids so badly but feel terrible that I may seem ungrateful to my husband since he has given me three stepsons. We have been trying to get pregnant but I don't think I can...
    Shart0517 Shart0517 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm 32, my mom and dad divorced when I was 2, he remarried, mom didn't right away.. Dad ended up having 4 children with his new wife.. I feel like my entire life I've been forced...
    kourtneysligh kourtneysligh 31-35, F Jul 8

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    My mom died when I was 7. A few years after my dad married a great woman. I get along great with her and love her so much. She has two kids with my dad twin girls that are 3. I...
    boba729 boba729 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    Ok so my step brother and I don't get along very well, and I know that I don't start the fights because even my dad has told me that he gets in his nerves and he is a very...
    geneticgeorge geneticgeorge 13-15, M 1 Response a week ago

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    So, I already posted this story before but in another Teen Mom comunity, but I decided to post it here too. Just saying because maybe you've read it before? haha idk When I was 15...
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F Jul 11

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    I'm 16 with a 4 months old daughter So, I already posted this story before but in another Teen Mom comunity, but I decided to post it here too. Just saying because maybe you've...
    VioletandCaleb VioletandCaleb 16-17, F Jul 11

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    any nudist breastfeeding moms wish to communicate? i am raising my 7 boys nude and free in the tropics...we home-school,co-sleep,organic gardens,sports, yoga,plays ,tree-houses...
    norma999 norma999 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My stepdaughter has been working all summer. She's made $400, and plans to work all year while going to school. I was happy to hear it. I thought getting a job would make her act...
    maemaddy maemaddy 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Crusade of the Jerks. In my earlier post, in this group, I haven't really gone into a whole lot of detail about all two of the guys I've seen my mom get into serious relationships...
    FR3DR1CKA FR3DR1CKA 16-17, F Jun 25

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