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Book Review! Stepmotherhood: How To Survive Without Feeling Frustrated, Left Out, or Wicked

Cherie Burns interviewed stepmothers from around the U.S. to present a compassionate look at the job of a stepmother. She emphasizes the importance of trimming expectations as she describes the experiences of stepmothers dealing with joint custody, visitation, and full custody arrangements...read on


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dinky replied to dinky's discussion Not holding my breath, BUT Sad update
"Oh...they started circling as soon as DIL gained access to the house and made the discovery of all the hoarding purchases (ex: 5 espresso makers still wrapped, multiple purchases of everything you can think of - all still in their boxes and…"
9 hours ago
Fur Princess replied to dinky's discussion Not holding my breath, BUT Sad update
"Wait, Dinky, there are nine siblings and neither the parents nor any of the nine, save one, could show up?  Talk about dysfunctional.  Something is really, really wrong there. Of course, if my life experience is any example, now that poor…"
23 hours ago
dinky replied to dinky's discussion Not holding my breath, BUT Sad update
"She passed at 6pm Friday night. Alone.  As she apparently has been for most of her 3 month journey. Mom is living in her home, for who knows how long. Dad may return to town by Friday.  (wtf?) Bro & SIL who flew in last Tuesday - flew…"
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Carol replied to dinky's discussion Not holding my breath, BUT Sad update
"I was a non-medical caregiver for a man who gave Mike a cash under the table job. I started out as his house cleaner, then as his health failed, I ran him to Biloxi and Pensacola for treatments. I cooked for him and basically did everything other…"
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Not holding my breath, BUT Sad update 14 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky 9 hours ago.

Dinner expectations with SD 11 Replies

Started by anne in Stepmom Space. Last reply by wstepmom on Sunday.

I. Love. Our. Lawyer. (Update) 8 Replies

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Thoughts? Things Are Going Downhill FAST! 17 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Maggie Sep 19.

Update and ennui re: sd 3 Replies

Started by typhanee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Fur Princess Sep 16.

To Go or Not to Go? 10 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by moon Sep 15.

Guess Who's Coming... Guess Who's Here! 58 Replies

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We've Been Served (and I'm Losing My Mind!) 194 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne Sep 6.

For those of you who know 5 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Fur Princess Aug 25.

Appointment Entitlement 27 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Liz Aug 22.

Help me improve our list of stepfamily acronyms 4 Replies

Started by Kate in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Kate Aug 22.

Giving away SS room 5 Replies

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New Job! 10 Replies

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Severe ADD/ADHD? 8 Replies

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Daycare for a 12-Year-Old 9 Replies

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Cell Phone - A Shared Expense? 19 Replies

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Aug 19 19 Replies

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Walking on Eggshells every other weekend 4 Replies

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Should he move in? 9 Replies

Started by jessica in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jessica Jul 24.

On a good note 2 Replies

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