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10 Parenting Tips Every Stepmom Must Know

By Rachelle Katz, Ed.D., LMFT, Author of The Happy Stepmother: Stay Sane, Empower Yourself and Thrive in Your New Family

Being a stepmother can be one of the most challenging roles in society, and one that often receives little support, understanding, and appreciation from others. In my book, The Happy Stepmother, I share 10 steps to thrive despite the frustrations that come with stepmotherhood, but here are 10 tips you can try right now to become a happier stepmother today:

Reducing Holiday Meal Frenzy

By Cheryl Tallman and Joan Ahlers
 Is it your turn to host Thanksgiving this year? Lucky You! The holiday season can be stressful enough without the extra added pressure of making one of the “big” holiday meals for 15 of your closest relatives or friends. We wish we could give you an “Easy” button for your holiday meals, but the best we can do is offer you a few terrific tips that will help you get through it smoothly!

Mother’s Day

By Michael DeJong,
Author of Clean Body:The Humble Art of Zen-Cleansing Yourself

“Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing up is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.”
–Phyllis Diller
Don’t blow your nose. Just use your sleeve.”
“Is that shirt dirty? Ehhh . . . whatever.”
“Yeah, I ditched school too.”
“Sure . . . lets keep the dog.”
“Curfew — Schmurfew.”

. . . not exactly what you’d expect mothers to say. But if they did — the world wouldn’t be nearly the same place.