at the age of 16 being homeless and living between friends houses I met my first love he had a daughter 3 at the time he was a single dad, mum was not in the picture and chose not too be, we had a daughter together and I raised the both girls as my own! Unfortunately we didn’t have a lasting relationship we lasted 7yrs and grew apart, I was pretty lost but I kept up the mother role and had access visits, and my lovely step daughter turns 18 in a month and she is just about too finish yr 12 and head off too uni next year.

Luckily when I was 24 I met another man (my fiancĂ© now) he has 2 children from a previous relationship and was a single dad with the same story mum wasn’t interested so I look after these two wonderful children as my own and my daughter lives with us full time, me and my present partner have two children together planned and a lovely surprise so there is 5 all up and one whom doesn’t live with us full time.. I think I am so blessed too have been able too be apart of so many lives that needed that something missing, I am blessed too have a art ear whom has taken in my daughter as his own and that our family is such a happy family you would never pick that we are blended family

all these children have given me so much joy, I love being a mum :)

Posted by chantellmaree, 11th September 2013

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  • I am pleased that everything has worked out so well. You still have a good relationship with your eldest step-daughter, something which rarely occurs.
    It is beautiful that all the children adjusted so well. You are entitled to be proud you had a huge part in working on making it happen. So often the children are jealous of each other, making it difficult not to favour one child over another. Congratulations on your achievements.


  • So nice to hear a good blended family story.


  • Lovely story! Sounds like you have some lucky kids in your life :)


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