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Do I Have to Pay for his Kids? in the April Issue of StepMom Magazine

Published by Wednesday Martin
How'd she get so happy?
How'd she get so happy?

Money is a big, hot topic in a remarriage with children. Plenty of women feel guilty, confused, and resentful about their own financial well-being after they partner with a man with kids. Read all about it — and topics that matter to you by Mary Kelly-Williams, Lisa Bagshaw, Laura Petherbridge, and other writers who walk the walk — in the April issue of StepMom Magazine. Worth every penny.


Is This Woman Wicked?!

Published by Wednesday Martin
Is Stepmom to Blame? Competition over money can make stepfamily life combustible.
Is Stepmom to Blame? Competition over money can make stepfamily life combustible.

Please check out my newest post for Psychology Today about the Astor trial.
http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/stepmonster/200910/is-woman-wicked
Phillip Marshall has accused his stepmother, Charlene Marshall, of conniving, scheming, and pulling the strings. Basically, Phillip says, his Dad isn't guilty — his stepmom is. Have a look — and leave a comment!


Profiling Stepmothers

Published by Wednesday Martin

An image of stepmothers I've been particularly focused on dispelling these last weeks as I speak to the media: empowered, evil excluders and victimizers. As any woman with stepchildren knows, and as the research so clearly spells out, our perceptions of who stepmothers are could not be further from the reality. The studies and anecdotal reports from mental health professionals who work with stepmothers actually paint a picture that will startle many: stepmothers are by and large the most powerless and vulnerable members of the stepfamily system.