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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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anne replied to moon's discussion Need some stepmotherly advice.. :(
"Honestly, I don't know what I would do..  it is so hard!   I have not seen my stepdaughter much this last year because my DH and I have separated.  We have been working on things over the last year and it looks like he and…"
Feb 12
dinky replied to moon's discussion Need some stepmotherly advice.. :(
"Hey Moon! Nope! I wouldn't be sending her those instruments. For all you know she just wants them so she can pawn them. Cellos and violins are not cheap. You purchased them for her to use. She has not used them (although she's spent…"
Feb 12
moon posted a discussion

Need some stepmotherly advice.. :(

Hi ladies,Wow, I can't remember the last time I posted here. Now that SD is 19 there hasn't been a whole lot of step family drama. But that's mostly due to the fact that SD practically disowned DH and I for nearly 10 months. She got back in touch with us in October when my father-in-law passed away. But contact remains sporadic, and usually coincides with SD needing something.So I've got a dilemma and I am in need of some stepmom advice. I'll try to keep the backstory short and sweet. Two…See More
Feb 10
dinky replied to dinky's discussion Merry Christmas my Friends! Guess I will add Happy New Year too!
"Doing much better on many fronts! Still on antibiotics but improving. DS moved out Monday! I'm getting out to crochet groups and trying yoga. Going to be a good year..... For all of us! dink"
Jan 6
 

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Need some stepmotherly advice.. :( 2 Replies

Started by moon in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne Feb 12.

In laws coming to visit for two weeks 11 Replies

Started by jenny lee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jenny lee Nov 23, 2016.

News from the dink house 11 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Nov 21, 2016.

What are you thankful for? 2 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Nov 21, 2016.

Silly Me 15 Replies

Started by jenny lee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Sep 22, 2016.

How are you all? 28 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne Jun 18, 2016.

A happy Mother's Day to all of you! 3 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne May 8, 2016.

Update... divorce and everything else 8 Replies

Started by lilyflwr290 in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Mar 22, 2016.

Where is everyone?? 4 Replies

Started by Tanay in Stepmom Space. Last reply by jennifers Feb 23, 2016.

Dh takes SD's cell phone after skipping class

Started by Sept gal in Stepmom Space Feb 10, 2016.

Dad takes Daughter's Cell phone, BM sues for Theft 2 Replies

Started by Sept gal in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Jan 31, 2016.

WELCOME 2016!! 6 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Jan 15, 2016.

Ciao Bellas 8 Replies

Started by jenny lee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Marcia Jan 4, 2016.

MERRY CHRISTMAS ONE AND ALL!! 4 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by anne Dec 26, 2015.

Just a tease. It's Done! Seller agreed! 95 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Dec 17, 2015.

BM is just completely dumb!!!! 8 Replies

Started by Sept gal in Stepmom Space. Last reply by moon Dec 16, 2015.

BM has SD convinced - now that she's 18 DH should hand over CS to SD 6 Replies

Started by moon in Stepmom Space. Last reply by Fur Princess Dec 2, 2015.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! 2 Replies

Started by dinky in Stepmom Space. Last reply by dinky Nov 27, 2015.

Going through the big D... 14 Replies

Started by typhanee in Stepmom Space. Last reply by StepCallie Oct 20, 2015.

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