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.

You will learn
· how to better understand your blended family
· what to do when you feel like an outsider
· ways to navigate the drama
· keys to gaining the respect of your stepkids

These bite-sized tips are perfect for a busy stepmom, offering at-a-glance advice you can use today--and see change begin.

"Provides wisdom, help, and hope for any woman dating, engaged, or married to a man with kids." --Brenda Ockun, publisher, StepMom Magazine

"Laura Petherbridge is the best author and speaker I know for stepmoms." --Ron L. Deal, director, FamilyLife Blended™, bestselling author of The Smart Stepfamily and The Smart Stepdad

"Laura Petherbridge has written a book that every stepmom should read. Don't miss it." --Carol Kent, speaker and author of Unquenchable: Grow a Wildfire Faith That Will Endure Anything

"The role of a stepmom is vital--but sometimes difficult. Laura Petherbridge offers time-tested tips and words of wisdom and encouragement to help a stepmom walk with love through the maze of blended-family living."
--Pam Farrel, coauthor of Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and Becoming a Brave New Woman

Contributors

Laura Petherbridge, Author

Laura Petherbridge (www.TheSmartStepmom.com) is an international speaker, the author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and the coauthor of The Smart Stepmom. She has been interviewed on many media outlets including FamilyLife Today, Family Talk with James Dobson, Moody's Midday Connection, HomeWord, and the Crown Financial Ministries' radio broadcast. Laura is featured on the DivorceCare video series, used by over 12,000 churches worldwide. She has taught on divorce recovery at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando as well as the Billy Graham Training Center. Laura and her husband, Steve, reside in Apollo Beach, Florida. Learn more at www.SisterhoodofStepmoms.com.

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