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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New baby

So my husband and I are pregnant, 8 weeks. He has a daughter from a previous marriage, and his ex-wife has 2 more sons from different fathers. We get the eldest son, and dsd...

Started by Kayla on 02/06/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 02/06/2014 by Kayla

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Need some advice - My stepson annoys me!

This is my first post. I found this website when I googled "my 9 year old stepson annoys me". Apparently, I am not alone. That in itself makes me feel better. I've been with my...

Started by Susan on 11/21/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/25/2014 by Poppy

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16 & 17 year old daughters..

My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years is raising his almost adult 2 children. Ages 17 (girl) and age 20 (boy). No help nor support from their mother. I have 3 children myself 25 (boy)...

Started by Carrie on 12/31/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/08/2014 by Carrie

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Omg! Driving me crazy!

Ok just received husbands custody papers a week ago and bm gets NO visitation whatsoever and must pass 4 clean hair follicles over a year period in order to modify to supervised...

Started by Kenesha on 01/05/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/05/2014 by Kenesha

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Bio Dad vs Step dad

I have a problem!! My son's father is so bent out of shape because I allow my son to call my fiancée dad!! He is not around he comes to visit him once a week and he spends no...

Started by Brittini on 05/16/2011 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/25/2013 by Ariana

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Frustration hits......

I have a step daughter of 9 years old I have been in her life since she was 3 years old and back in the day the bio mom and I would fight all the time then we grew up and...

Started by Ange on 12/03/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/25/2013 by Ariana

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Help

Hi, I have 3 step daughters who are teens. I have known an been in their lives for over 10 years. The oldest 2 gang up on me and constantly put me down behind my back, tell...

Started by Leesa on 12/07/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/25/2013 by Ariana

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birth mother is driving me crazy

Ok here goes. My husband found out he had a son when the baby was 2 and a half months old. He/we got custody of him through CPS when he was 4 and a half months old due to the...

Started by Kenesha on 11/02/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/24/2013 by LalaBoom

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22 year old stepson -

22 year old step son moves back after being discharged from Air Force and has a FELONY! Help me!

Started by Meg on 12/22/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/22/2013 by Meg

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Stepmom & College Savings Plan

Hi everyone, thank you in advance for your input. I'm stepmom to two little girls. I'm expecting my first and due next year. I am currently gathering information to obtain a...

Started by LalaBoom on 12/02/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/21/2013 by Christine

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EVIL STEPMOTHER SYNDROME

I have been married for nearly 5 years and in that time it definitely has not gotten easier if anything it has only gotten worse between me and my 18 year old stepdaughter. I...

Started by Stephanie on 11/23/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/09/2013 by Leesa

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Relationships between family and step kids

I need help with a very complicated situation. I have two beautiful and very different stepchildren. To give you an overview of my problem, I met their father (Kenny) in march...

Started by Mallory on 12/04/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/05/2013 by LalaBoom

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Step-Mother to a little girl with Cerebral Palsy

I have been with my boyfriend now for 5 years. Although I am not officially called a "step-mom", this is what I have been. I came into Sarah's life when she was 18 months old,...

Started by Kelsey on 06/27/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/02/2013 by LalaBoom

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Evaluation of Custody is underway here.

MY dh has had the kids for while now, BM is in the picture she feels like she is fit to get the children. She wants increased parenting time, and I wont allow it, my dh and I ,...

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

Last update on 12/02/2013 by LalaBoom

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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 2 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 2 days ago by Evelyn

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My husband and my daughter do not get along

I was a single parent for the first 5 years of my daughter's life. Her dad isn't involved at all. I got married to my husband in August of this year. My daughter used to really...

Started by Marie on 11/09/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/09/2014 by Marie

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Step Mother etiquette at wedding

I have been with my step daughters father for 4 years. 2 years ago his children lost their mother in a tragic accident. 4 years ago just blending two families was foreign to me,...

Started by Step on 11/03/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 11/03/2014 by Step

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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 2 days ago in Step Parenting

Last update 2 days ago by Evelyn

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Stepmom & College Savings Plan

Hi everyone, thank you in advance for your input. I'm stepmom to two little girls. I'm expecting my first and due next year. I am currently gathering information to obtain a...

Started by LalaBoom on 12/02/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 12/21/2013 by Christine

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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 on 08/12/2014 by Jenny

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Any other step mom's deal with crazy bio mom?

Please bare with me, this is going to be very entertaining yet long. I started dating a wonderful man a year ago and from the very start we knew we were perfect for eachother....

Started by Kensleigh on 05/09/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 09/11/2014 by Karina

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16 & 17 year old daughters..

My boyfriend of 2 1/2 years is raising his almost adult 2 children. Ages 17 (girl) and age 20 (boy). No help nor support from their mother. I have 3 children myself 25 (boy)...

Started by Carrie on 12/31/2013 in Step Parenting

Last update on 01/08/2014 by Carrie

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Disaster after seeing Bio Mom

Everytime my (step) daughter (6) goes to see her BM she comes back a completely different person with a new vocabulary. She told her friend at school that she wanted to kill...

Started by Amanda Marie on 01/05/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 02/08/2014 by Amanda Marie

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BioMom's Responsibility?? Am I right or wrong?

My SS has split time and my DH pays a pretty high amount of child support for split custody. His mom took him on vacation to Disney last year. But she also went on several...

Started by Amanda on 03/02/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 06/12/2014 by Evelyn