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Please join if you are a stepparent. I think if any others out there are like me; we could definately use some support. Stepchildren are wonderful gifts. I call them my kids that didn't require two weeks of labor!!! However, it is quite challenging. The second-guessing: am I favoring my own or am I favoring the stepkids to gain their love? Am I too hard or not hard enough? Pretty much all of the same issues you would have with biological children except stepchildren are not biologically wired to love and accept you like the ones we popped out. I would LOVE to hear your stories. I have two full-time stepsons and one biological son who is also the youngest. We have all known each other for three years and my husband and I got married last July. It's definately a circus! I think the easiest lesson I've learned so far is to always admit when I'm wrong. Whether it's to a 7 year-old or 13 year-old, I'm cool with apologizing for my screw ups. I just hope that someday when they're grown and in therapy they'll remember to mention my humble nature!!!!

Let your voice be heard Stepmoms!!!!

Posted By Moxy Margs on Jun 3, 2008 at 1:36PM

Are you an "evil" Stepmother? Had a wild encounter with a crazy ex-wife? Are your weekly child visitation drop-offs anything but drama free? Well Stepmoms, we want to hear from you!

We are compiling stories, jokes, advice, testimonials, and poems from Stepmoms around the country for a new book dedicated to (who else) Stepmoms! This book will serve as an aid to Stepmoms who are in need of a good laugh, cry, or who just need to know that they aren't alone! Being a Stepmom can be rewarding, but it also has it's moments (sometimes more than you could have ever imagined).

If you are interested in being a part of this rewarding project, please email us one or more of the following:

-Advice for new (or veteran) Stepmoms
-Jokes about ex-wifes, being a Stepmom, or Stepkids
-Any experiences or stories you may have had with an ex-wife or your Stepkids
-Poems you've written about being a Stepmom
-Artwork focused on being a Stepmom

Our email address is evilstepmomsunite@gmail.com. With your emails, please include your first name and last initial, your city and state, and a good number for us to reach you. We may contact you with any questions or clarifications that may arise.

Thanks for your contribution!

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