04/25/2011 05:01 pm ET | Updated Jul 01, 2011

Your Turn: Stepmothers

When I realized I was going to have the title of "stepmother," I thought, "Oh, no, I don't want to be one of those!" In fairy tales and children's stories, stepmothers are usually villains. I had to figure out how to be a nice one, a good one. The first step was becoming a true and trusted friend; the rest followed.

How about you? Are you a stepmom? How do you approach your relationship with your stepchildren?

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