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101 Tips for the Smart Stepmom: Expert Advice from One Stepmom to Another

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Practical Ideas You Can Use Today

In this down-to-earth book, Laura Petherbridge offers real answers from someone who's walked in your shoes--and not only survived, but thrived as a stepmom. Here you'll find compact solutions arranged by topic, such as parenting, coping with the children's biological mom, finances, and dealing with the holidays.

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Paperback, 156 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Bethany House Publishers (first published May 13th 2014)
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Jenna
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it
This book was a very quick and informative read. I felt like I got a lot of little tips and reminders while reading it. As every step family is different, I skimmed some parts that didn't pertain to my situation. I didn't gather from the description that it would be as heavily religious though. I think readers would appreciate knowing right off the bat that there is a lot of religion woven into the book. However, even with my views as an agnostic athetist, I can appreciate the fact that those pa ...more
Shavauna
Nov 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
I appreciate books for step-moms, by step-moms. There were certain parts of this book I wholeheartedly agreed with and was grateful someone else had similar feelings about being a step-mom (i.e. the reality that step-moms don't always have the same love for the step-children as the biological parent does, that it is completely acceptable to feel overwhelmed by immediately having children in a new relationship, etc.). However, after the first few pages this book started to rub me the wrong way.

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Mary
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book would be great for a religious person, but only about half of the content applied to my worldview.
Cabracrazy18
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think this book is very useful. It is a quick read and has some great tips for step-parenting. I didn't realize that the book had a religious component- which isn't a problem, I just thought that might be mentioned on the cover or something. It has a prayer following every chapter and Bible verses for further study. For a non-religious stepmom, you could always just skip that page after each chapter. The author makes many points and suggestions that I had never even considered and will definit ...more
Stephanie
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a great quick read exposing the problems & challenges faced by Stepmoms. She has a second book, The Smart Stepmom, that explores some topics deeper. I haven't read it but I would just based upon this one.
Serlina
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Very Informative!!!
Sarah
A tip for every Stepmother. This is a book that is a must need for the stepparents library, and it has very wise information in it.
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