Step Parenting

A place that we can ask questions, vent and discuss ways to make it easier on any of us that have become step parents. Supporting each other can make a world of difference in our marriage, our relationship with our step kids and keeping our relationship healthy with our own bio children.

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BIO Mother VS Step Mother

The more I think about it, the more it upsets me.. Why is it that birth mothers feel like they are just so much better than a step-mother could ever be? Why are they threatened...

Started by Yellow on 05/14/2011 in Step Parenting

Last update 5 days ago by Chloe

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Step-Mother's and Wedding Etiquette

I was reading a few articles online the other day about what proper wedding etiquette a stepmother should follow, if there is any. In both of the articles I read, they mentioned...

Started by Yellow on 05/14/2011 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/28/2016 by Meredith

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Dead Beat Mom

My fiancé and I have lived together for 2 years. He has 3 kids, 2 boys (18 & 13) and 1 girl (15) that has lived with us for 1 1/2 years. He left their mom because he...

Started by Lashawn on 12/17/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/12/2016 by Raye

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Dealing with a deadbeat mom

Hi everyone, I'm new to this and just felt like venting and to hopefully get some good advice. I've been with my fiancé for 5 years now and he got full custody of his two...

Started by Haley on 12/07/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/15/2015 by Raye

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How to deal with a deadbeat mom

I am newly married and have 3 stepkids. Its a long, drawn out story but basically they had been living with me and my fiancé while their mom was court ordered to go to rehab,...

Started by Ciara on 12/22/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/07/2015 by Haley

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My soon to be stepson....he hates me.

I know a lot of you have similar issues. I'm just at my wits end on how to deal with mine. I'm not currently married to my boyfriend but hoping to soon be....if we can get...

Started by Christi on 10/22/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/05/2015 by Rachel

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Do my stepdaughters really hate me?

Hello all! I am brand new to the site and am desperately hoping to get support for a situation that no one in my personal group of friends/family can offer first-hand insight...

Started by Amber on 06/26/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 10/16/2015 by Jennifer

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Feeling defeated, can't stand my StepKids

I feel like, running from the situation. I have been with my husband now for 5 years and things do not get easier.... My husband just bought his son an IPhone 6 because it was...

Started by E on 04/23/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 10/09/2015 by Shelly

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Step moms birthday & Mother's Day.

I have been with my husband for 14 years. He has a daughter from a previous marriage, and I have a son, and daughter. I have been In his daughters life for almost 15 years. It...

Started by Sherrie on 09/27/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/27/2015 by Sherrie

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Step moms birthday & Mother's Day.

I have been with my husband for 14 years. He has a daughter from a previous marriage, and I have a son, and daughter. I have been In his daughters life for almost 15 years. It...

Started by Sherrie on 09/27/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/27/2015 by Sherrie

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When will it be okay to be step mom?

This is the first time that I've actually expanded my support outside my friends and family, but I feel that I need some unbiased information from outside sources that are not...

Started by Dayna on 09/09/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/14/2015 by MaryAnn

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How a Step-Mom Should be Valued

Making the decision to take on more than what is expected is a sacrifice all in itself. I speak from 9 years of experience having married a man with a child, becoming a step...

Started by Tracy on 06/05/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/16/2015 by Jenn

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Deadbeat Bio-Mom & Out of Control Teen

I joined this site today because I am at a loss for what to do next. My husband and I have been married for just over year and have been together for over three years. I have...

Started by Kara on 05/13/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/06/2015 by Evelyn

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Do my stepdaughters really hate me?

Hello all! I am brand new to the site and am desperately hoping to get support for a situation that no one in my personal group of friends/family can offer first-hand insight...

Started by Amber on 06/26/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 10/16/2015 by Jennifer

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My soon to be stepson....he hates me.

I know a lot of you have similar issues. I'm just at my wits end on how to deal with mine. I'm not currently married to my boyfriend but hoping to soon be....if we can get...

Started by Christi on 10/22/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/05/2015 by Rachel

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Feeling defeated, can't stand my StepKids

I feel like, running from the situation. I have been with my husband now for 5 years and things do not get easier.... My husband just bought his son an IPhone 6 because it was...

Started by E on 04/23/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 10/09/2015 by Shelly

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Unique Situation - Need Some Good Advice

Tonight my soon-to-be step-daughters, 4 & 7, came home from their every other weekend visit with bio-mom with pictures she'd sent. The pictures happen to be of her and MY...

Started by Jaime on 03/22/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jaime