Author of Diving for Starfish - The Jeweler, The Actress, The Heiress and One of the World's Most Alluring Pieces of Jewelry and Searching for Beauty - The Life of Millicent Rogers

Stepmotherhood: How to Survive Without Feeling
Frustrated, Left Out, or Wicked

"Part of the book's charm is its avoidance of glib reassurance and false cheer.  Instead, there is healthy common sense."     --Publishers Weekly

"As a stepmother, I recogned myself in Stepmotherhood and wished I'd had it when we formed our stepfamily.   The wealth of creative ideas given in this realistic, sensitive, and often humorous book can give stepmothers a belief in themselves and the tools to handle their new situations so that the complexity of stepfamily life can become a rich and rewarding experience."  
 --Emily Visher, Founder of The Stepfamily Association of America

If you're one of the more than 15 million stepmothers in the country, you know the particular trials--and joys--of stepfamily dynamics today.     You wonder if you're doing the right thing and, as a stepmother many of your specific questions are unique.  ...Burns's wise and empathetic suggestions go beyond struggle, stigma, and compromise, showing how sensitive, informed stepmothers can take charge--and pride--in their role, becoming more effective and fulfilled. 
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