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October 25th, 2010, 04:04 PM
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How do you introduce yourself to people, when it comes to the kids? I always tell teachers, friend's parents, that I'm the kids' step mother, because it's the correct answer. I had one lady, she was being nice, but said "Ohhh, don't say that." It just kind of got me to thinking... you know? I feel this is how I should introduce myself.
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October 25th, 2010, 04:55 PM
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I just call them my kids.. If further explanation is needed (school, dr. etc) I say I am their step-mom....
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October 25th, 2010, 05:41 PM
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I've never had to introduce myself it's always been the other way around. I always say this is my daughter and leave it at that. People who know me, I mean really know me, know that is my stepdaughter and not biological. If you don't know me, then it's none of your business, IMO.

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October 25th, 2010, 05:51 PM
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I took my cue from SD. When she talks about me she says "thats my mom" or "I'll ask my mom". So when I walk up to parents or teachers I've never met I just say I'm Jodie's Mom. But as a custodial stepmother for all but 8 weeks of the year, I'm the one thier gonna interact with anyhow.
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October 26th, 2010, 07:48 AM
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I always say my kids, but further explain if needed.
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October 26th, 2010, 08:30 AM
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My bf doesnt have any kids... so its just my BIO kid..

But he treats her as his own. Her Bio dad can be a real dirt bag so, that being said we mainly take care of her.
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October 26th, 2010, 12:01 PM
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I never have to introduce myself like that. My DSS lives far away & we're never included in school events (DH & I that is)... when DSS comes over on the weekend, everyone already knows who he is...

When people say something about "how many kids do you have?" I always say "three, w/ my step-son four & count my husband, make it five boys!" they laugh, it makes it not so awkward. It's how I've always made it "easy" for people to ask ?'s.

But I've never had to intro myself. My DH will intro me as "my wife"... if we go to a game (in the past for my DSS) and those people that my DH is introducing me too already know who my DH is & who my DSS is, so they know I'm a step-mother... I don't need to say anything else.

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October 26th, 2010, 12:02 PM
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I don't put titles on it. I introduce them by their 1st names..... Honestly it's no ones business. If someone asks I would say this is my stepdaughter.

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November 5th, 2010, 04:33 PM
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My soon-to-be step-daughter introduces me as her step-mom. She always has. My boys do the same thing with my boyfriend. Funny thing is, we have never so much as mentioned those terms around them. I guess it made it easy on us!
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Quinn - 10
Gavyn & Kendric - 8
Joseph - 18 months
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