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Stepmoms but not quite

When you are raising your spouses children as your own. They live with you 24/7, you are the one going to all the school and sport functions, you are the one there when they are sad, happy, sick, hungry, hurt, excited..... yet you're still not their mom but feel so in your heart as much as you could with your biological child(ren)


I am their Momma.

I don't want to say anything about the other mommy, or downplay her importance in the kids' lives, it's just that I am the one who is here 24/7. I was 19, about to turn 20,...


How to handle this

First let me say I am not married..yet. We are soon to be engaged, I guess that's a good way to put it. Here are the facts. We have been together for almost 4 years. I have...


Family not accepting kids

Hello! I'm not married but been with my boyfriend for almost 2 years he has a 2 and almost 4 year old and I have step in and basically help raise them and him and I decided that...


Need advice

Hi. I was married 12 years with 3 kids. Later divorced and over time am now married to wife who has never had children before. She told me she was happy to share time with me...


5 year old Stepson

My 5 year old stepson, Joshua, has been waking me during the night, (sometimes multiple times in one night) every night for a week and a half. Every night it's the same thing,...


To go or not to go? That is the question!

I am a stepmom. My stepdaughter who is 5 , is having a birthday party by her real mom this weekend....My question is should me and my husband go? It's his daughter. She invited...


Help with a little stepmom research

Hi! I am a stepmom interested in gathering some feedback from other stepmoms about their lives. I am posting a few questions on this topic because of my personal interest in it,...


How do i prepare myself and my baby?

I am a 26 year old mother of an 11month old and a soon to be stepmother of a 3 year old. My situation is unique, very unique. I met my husband almost 4 years ago. He and his ex...



I am the mom of three boys. No matter what biology tells me, I have three children. Although the oldest and youngest I did not give birth to or adopt, I married their father :)...


Should brothers be separated?

My husband has custody of his 2 sons. I have been with them since they were 3 & 5, they are now 8 & 10. Bio Mom left when they were 1 1/2 and 3 1/2. She has stated on...


Step vs. Bio

For those of you that have your own biological children and step children which do you think is harder? Biological parenting or step-parenting?