Parents are correct in the notion that causing the children to take sides can be extremely useful in their divorce game of chess. However, unlike chess, divorce is not a game and children are not pawns.
Yup, this Sunday is Mother's Day and Hallmark and reality are once again on a collision course. Many stepmothers will get their feelings hurt, their hopes dashed, their efforts unacknowledged and that sinking feeling of "why in the world do I even try?"
It is that dreaded time of year for stepmothers everywhere -- Mother's Day. It is reasonable that children spend Mother's Day with their mother. Meanwhile, stepmothers are left to justify why they do not care about Mother's Day.