Synopsis from B&N: In today's complicated stepfamily, the stepmom often doesn't know where to turn for help. Let stepfamily expert Ron Deal and experienced stepmom Laura Petherbridge show you how to survive and thrive as a stepmom.
This was an encouraging book to read. This book gave me hope. It also gave me something much greater: the freedom to let go, not try so hard to make everyone play nice, and some measure of peace.
It is full of practical advice and real-life stepmom’s perspectives. The book addresses “yours,” “mine,” should we have an “ours,” adult stepchildren, and more. It really does cover the gamut. Which is nice.
My favorite line: “…without the father’s support, trying to parent his kids is like – as one stepmother said – ‘Setting your hair on fire and putting it out with a hammer!’” J
I knew stepmothering would be hard. It’s well known in the family that I was not the ideal stepchild myself. However, some of the challenges that have come my way I did not (nor do I think I could have in a million years) anticipate.
I’m glad for resources like this to help me along the road.