10 Essentials* for A Healthy Stepmother

Updated from December 16, 2009. Regardless of whether you’re preparing for your first trip into the Stepmother Wilderness or you’ve been there before, you need some essentials. Being a stepmother is a process: first, you learn the basics, then you gain skill and strength for longer trips, and finally, you become an experienced stepmother, expert in […]

10 Essentials* for A Healthy Stepmother

Regardless of whether you’re preparing for your trip into the Stepmother Wilderness or you have already been, you need some essentials. Being a stepmother is a process. First, you learn the basics, then you gain skill and strength for longer trips, and finally, you become an experienced stepmother, knowing how to handle emergencies and traumas […]

A Healthy Stepmother . . . plays the odds.

What are the chances that your stepchildrens’ mother will be a person you can collaborate and work with? What are the chances she’ll dig her heels in and be completely unresponsive to your attempts at a relationship? What are the chances she’ll simply ignore you and thereby not give her children permission to bond with […]

A Healthy Stepmother . . . practices.

Did you read last week’s post and practice your standing scans while waiting in line at the market? Maybe you noticed that you had some trouble staying in touch with your experience, that your thoughts kept drifting and shifting and before long you were thinking of issues at home and the laundry that was piling […]