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Entries by Joel Schwartzberg from 09/2011

The Case Against "Stepmother"

| Posted 09.29.2011 | Parents

What message does the word "stepmother" convey more clearly than "You're NOT a mother"? And why does a father's new wife need to be contextualized in relation to the mother at all? It declares a winner... as if society doesn't already halo moms over non-moms enough.