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 2 days ago by Katie

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jealous of step children?

How many of you are jealous of your step children? I am very jealous by the fact the bio mom has given my partner his first daughter and son. Do u get jealous because he's had...

Started by Kayleigh on 03/10/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update 3 days ago by E

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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 3 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 3 days ago by E

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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 04/16/2015 by J

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New Community for Bio Moms and Step Moms

Often the relationship between Bio Moms and Step Moms is rocky at best. In order to give the kids in our lives the best childhood possible it so important that we find a way to...

Started by Amanda on 08/20/2009 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/12/2015 by Kristine

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stepsons mom dilemma

So my stepson has really bad allergies n is sick all the time n when I got pregnant with twin girls in may my hubby started telling her she needs to take him to a sspecialist....

Started by Jessica on 03/31/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jessica

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stepsons mom dilemma

So my stepson has really bad allergies n is sick all the time n when I got pregnant with twin girls in may my hubby started telling her she needs to take him to a sspecialist....

Started by Jessica on 03/31/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jessica

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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

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SOON TO BE SON IN LAW

What do you do when you don't care much for your soon to be son-in-law? I get a nagging feeling in my gut when he is around. My daughter has 4 children, ages are 11, twins 9,...

Started by Donna on 12/26/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/16/2015 by Evelyn

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Co Sleeping with Stepkids?

I just want to start off by saying I do not endorse co sleeping, but if it's your thing it's your thing. This isn't about whether it's good or bad. It's about the level of...

Started by Cher on 01/19/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/27/2015 by Shawna

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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 01/10/2015 by Sarah

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bio mom has left her son for me to raise

My step son is 11 and has been living with my fiancé (his dad) and I for 3 solid years seeing his bio mom every other weekend. She is very sporadic and has moved to several...

Started by Sarah on 01/10/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/10/2015 by Sarah

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Advice for new-ish step parents

Hi all- I am new to this site; I signed up to get some feedback on some things. I have been with my fiance for about 2 years now, and he has a child from his previous marriage...

Started by Jenn on 01/07/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/09/2015 by Jessica

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21 yo step son

I am 30 and my step son is 21. We have always had a rough relationship but I just put up with it because we only had him every other weekend and it just wasn't worth the fight....

Started by Natasha on 12/29/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/29/2014 by Natasha

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21 yo step son

I am 30 and my step son is 21. We have always had a rough relationship but I just put up with it because we only had him every other weekend and it just wasn't worth the fight....

Started by Natasha on 12/29/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/29/2014 by Natasha

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Upcoming wedding conflict - Step son

I just received the 'official list of events' for the weekend of my step-son's wedding, along with a note about when my husband and I should be there for photos. My daughter...

Started by Beth on 12/03/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/21/2014 by Evelyn

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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 3 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 3 days ago by E

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stepsons mom dilemma

So my stepson has really bad allergies n is sick all the time n when I got pregnant with twin girls in may my hubby started telling her she needs to take him to a sspecialist....

Started by Jessica on 03/31/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jessica

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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 3 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 3 days ago by E

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stepsons mom dilemma

So my stepson has really bad allergies n is sick all the time n when I got pregnant with twin girls in may my hubby started telling her she needs to take him to a sspecialist....

Started by Jessica on 03/31/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/31/2015 by Jessica

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Soon to be Step Daughters Won't Listen to Me

Hi All- same stepdaughters as in my previous convo- BF and I got a new big house with a room for the girls. Dad never lived with their Mom and was never married to her, so him...

Started by Mia on 09/08/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/12/2014 by Raye

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Step Son is Exhibiting Concerning Behaviors

Hi there, I'm a step parents to a wonderful boy, and his mother and I have noticed some concerning behaviors for a four year old. A little background info, bio mom was 18 and...

Started by Elanda Moira Atencio on 06/28/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 07/03/2014 by Evelyn

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Help With Baby Mama Drama

I am not yet a stepmother- I am not engaged and not sure at this point if I even want to be. I am in need of some serious advice in regards to the sick relationship between my...

Started by Mia on 11/24/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/24/2014 by Evelyn

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My stepson is driving me mad!!!

I have a 7 yo SS who is driving to absolutely mad... I've been a part of his life since he was 3 and things were rough in the beginning between his dad and I. However since...

Started by Amanda on 06/18/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/24/2014 by Ellen

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Advice for new-ish step parents

Hi all- I am new to this site; I signed up to get some feedback on some things. I have been with my fiance for about 2 years now, and he has a child from his previous marriage...

Started by Jenn on 01/07/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/09/2015 by Jessica

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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