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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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jennifers replied to Liz's discussion NEw computer!
"Hi Liz - Three months on, three months off sounds like it could be a great arrangement.  It's enough time to get into a groove, get to know the child and not have BM on your back every minute.  I am surprised she agreed to it, but she…"
Mar 20
dinky replied to jennifer's discussion Help .. I am lost and fustrated
"Late to the party, but welcome. I'm with Typh. As I read your post all I could think was R.U.N.! He will not stand up for you, will probably develop a serious case of Ostrich Syndrome and leave you to dangle in the wind while his kids and…"
Mar 18
jennifers replied to jennifer's discussion Help .. I am lost and fustrated
"I understand how you feel.  I thought I was going mad after the first few months of full-time stepparenting.  Everyone acted like I had lost my mind - but none of them had ever experienced anything like it.  I was in my early thirties…"
Mar 18
stepmom of 2 replied to jennifer's discussion Help .. I am lost and fustrated
"I totally relate to the idea that YOU are the crazy one. I Felt that way for so long. Lately, I've decided to run situations through the lens of "would do allow the kids to treat the neighbors like this?" And if the answer is no,…"
Mar 17
 

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NEw computer! 4 Replies

Started by Liz in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Mar 20.

Help .. I am lost and fustrated 7 Replies

Started by jennifer in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Mar 18.

Just Curious 12 Replies

Started by Karen in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Liz Mar 7.

NEw computer!

Started by Liz in Stepmom Space Mar 7.

So I am at loss as what to do 5 Replies

Started by CK in Relationship Issues. Last reply by stepmom of 2 Mar 2.

Sometimes it takes a crisis 5 Replies

Started by wstepmom in Stepmom Space. Last reply by wstepmom Feb 25.

Two completely different updates 5 Replies

Started by typhanee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Maggie Feb 25.

guess it's time for an update 2 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne Feb 24.

Teenage Girl 7 Replies

Started by Sept gal in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Sept gal Feb 23.

Lies, Fights and Ridiculousness 22 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Maggie Jan 2.

Merry Christmas! 9 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Dec 29, 2014.

It's been quiet here 3 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Dec 15, 2014.

Just want you all to know 5 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Dec 3, 2014.

Anchors Aweigh! I'm following the wind! I'm BACK! and I met Vance! 13 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Nov 24, 2014.

We are moving 6 Replies

Started by Liz in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Liz Nov 17, 2014.

Tit for Tat Vent & Update 25 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Maggie Nov 17, 2014.

"A Letter to My Stepchildren's Mother" - Hope Exists 3 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Maggie Nov 10, 2014.

Ive been MIA 11 Replies

Started by Liz in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Liz Oct 30, 2014.

I Just Don't Understand 8 Replies

Started by Maggie in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Oct 6, 2014.

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