The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace

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Penguin, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 239 pages
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A funny, honest, and empathetic resource for the novice stepmother, which includes advice on The kids: Adjusting to suspicion, resentment, and biological-parent loyalties; The ex-wife: Living calmly alongside her, whether she's a psycho or the perfect mother; The holidays: Accommodating old family traditions and developing new ones; The sex: Keeping love alive through the kids' bed-wetting and nightmares. Plus an invaluable list of resources, websites, publications, and organizations specifically for the new stepmother.


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User Review  - kateminasian - LibraryThing

I'm not especially thrilled with this book. I've read a bunch of books about becoming a step-mother and what it means. I was fine with this one, until the chapter discussing whether or not a step ... Read full review

The single girl's guide to marrying a man, his kids, and his ex-wife: becoming a stepmother with humor and grace

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Finding a shortage of support books for single women who enter into marriage with a divorced man (and everyone else who comes along), Bjornsen wrote this guide to help new wives/stepmothers anticipate ... Read full review


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Sally Bjornsen is an author and commercial photographer's agent. A full-fledged stepmother, wife, and collaborative co-mama, she lives happily in Seattle with her husband, their son, and her two stepsons.

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