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LOOK: Proof That Stepmoms Are Not So Evil After All

Posted 07.18.2013 | Divorce

Don't let the old fairytale trope fool you: not all stepparents are evil. Need proof? Take a look at the seemingly mean-spirited Etsy card one ste...

When Should A Stepparent Discipline The Kids?

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

"I don't have to do what you say. You're not my real father/mother!" is a line that every stepchild worth their salt tries

My Proudest Moment As A Stepparent

Posted 03.29.2013 | Divorce

Every stepparent remembers the moment they finally earned their stepkids' seal of approval. It's a meaningful moment -- as any stepparent can tell you...

3 Steps To Stepmom Success

Tracy E. Clifford | Posted 02.09.2013 | Divorce
Tracy E. Clifford

For most people, taking on the role of stepparent is an entirely new experience, and presents challenges even the best prepared stepmom couldn't have imagined.

Stepmothers’ Secret Confessions

Mary T. Kelly, M.A. | Posted 01.22.2013 | Divorce
Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

The women have a "dirty little secret." They come to my office, leave messages on my phone, call me on Skype and send emails from all over the country.

The Secret To Being A Great Stepmom

Tracy E. Clifford | Posted 11.19.2012 | Divorce
Tracy E. Clifford

My mother and I grew up in divorced homes, and we endured the experience of having both stepmothers and stepfathers. This was, of course, a situation neither of us desired as children, and it caused us both to deal with a great amount of adjustment as adults.

Why Does Society Hate Stepmoms?

Elisabeth Gruner | Posted 08.06.2012 | Divorce
Elisabeth Gruner

Once Upon a Time and the other stepmother tales suggest that, as a culture, we may still harbor deep anxieties about non-biological mothers.

Stepparenting: An Emotional Rollercoaster | Posted 07.12.2011 | Divorce

If there was a job posting for a stepmother it might read: Woman needed to raise someone's else's kids who will fight you and test you and might ev...