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 Mom blames me for the kids failures

Let me apologize from the start for any rambling I'm sure to do. This has been a long time coming! I knew that when I married my husband that I was also marrying his children...

Started by Shannon on 05/23/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/23/2014 by Shannon

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what to call a step mother?

So I think a child should call their step-parent by their name but we all have our own opinion. I just have a had time with the fact that my daughter's SM and BF force her to...

Started by Lilly Lady on 04/10/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/13/2014 by Lindsey

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 by Becky

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my boyfriend doesn't know how to balance

So my boyfriend has 2 girls they are 2 and 4. I love both girls, except the fact that he obviously favors the younger one and the older one is yelled at for everything. I think...

Started by Becky on 04/20/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 04/20/2014 by Becky

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engaged

Been together for almost 5 years, questioning if I want to marry him, child support for 12 years and the ex does her best to have her 2 daughters make it very clear they don't...

Started by Karen on 03/16/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/28/2014 by Sam

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How to support DH?

I'm new to the site, How do you girls encourage and/or support your DH through BM drama? I have a hard time with it. He is going through a custody battle, and I get...

Started by Mkelm0716 on 03/13/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/26/2014 by Evelyn

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Saddened and at wits end

I need help. After 6 years my 18 year old step son still refuses to respect me. I cannot discipline my other 2 step children without him getting involved verbally. He snoops...

Started by User on 03/16/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/16/2014 by User

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Letting your partners ex get to you

So frustrated about my partners ex, she is always trying to control my partner. She uses their child as a pawn and manipulates situations to suit herself. My partner is used as...

Started by Claire on 03/14/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/14/2014 by Claire

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Letting your partners ex get to you

So frustrated about my partners ex, she is always trying to control my partner. She uses their child as a pawn and manipulates situations to suit herself. My partner is used as...

Started by Claire on 03/14/2014 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/14/2014 by Claire

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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 03/13/2014 by Mkelm0716

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Am I bad because I don't like my stepson??

I have to write about this because I feel horrible. My stepson is almost 9 and he is a brilliant well behaved child. He lives with me and my wife (same sex marriage) full time....

Started by Sara on 11/17/2012 in Step Parenting

Last update on 03/03/2014 by Cristina

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Stepson driving me crazy

My husband and stepson (9) have been living with me for over 2 years, but I'm still having some serious issues connecting with my stepson. He drives me crazy because he lacks...

Started by Jen 1 day ago in Step Parenting

Last update 1 day ago by Jen

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Please Girls, help with no judgment!

I have 2 daughters 6yr & 4yr. I have 1 son yr. My two girls have the save farther. My son is by the man I'm with now. (3years now) When i meet him we were both single,...

Started by Ashlee on 05/19/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/19/2015 by Ashlee

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Weird ex-wife

Hi all , first sorry if there are any wrong spelling english is my second language . I feel so sad and mad that i have no other solution just to write my problem here . My story...

Started by Meme on 05/10/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/10/2015 by Meme

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Weird ex-wife

Hi all , first sorry if there are any wrong spelling english is my second language . I feel so sad and mad that i have no other solution just to write my problem here . My story...

Started by Meme on 05/10/2015 in Step Parenting

Last update on 05/10/2015 by Meme

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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 05/13/2015 by Kara

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Stepson driving me crazy

My husband and stepson (9) have been living with me for over 2 years, but I'm still having some serious issues connecting with my stepson. He drives me crazy because he lacks...

Started by Jen 1 day ago in Step Parenting

Last update 1 day ago by Jen

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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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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 05/13/2015 by Kara

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Stepson driving me crazy

My husband and stepson (9) have been living with me for over 2 years, but I'm still having some serious issues connecting with my stepson. He drives me crazy because he lacks...

Started by Jen 1 day ago in Step Parenting

Last update 1 day ago by Jen

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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