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How do you do it?

Published by Wednesday Martin
Does this symbol scare you?
Does this symbol scare you?

Ah, that hot, vexed topic: money. Divvying it up can be tricky in any partnership. Now throw in some kids from a previous marriage, and it becomes more complicated still. Merged? Partially merged? Totally separate bank accounts? Peggy Nolan and Erin Erickson tackle this topic with their guest Kat Nelson-Reid, a stepmom and financial planner, on tonight's Stepmom's Toolbox Radio Show at 8 pm EST. To tune in, click on this link:


Susan Swanson's Radio Show on Relationships — Monday July 5!

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Not just another pretty face — Susan Swanson really gets it
Not just another pretty face — Susan Swanson really gets it

Sure, it's a long holiday weekend. BBQs, fireworks...and for some of us in stepfamilies, stress. "Coming together" can be fraught when it's a yours, mine, and ours situation as in a remarriage or repartnership with kids. That's why Susan Swanson's Monday July 5 radio show is so timely. Check out the list of upcoming shows too. Susan is the founder of the Stepfamily Center of Los Angeles, a gifted and experienced therapist — and has walked the stepmother walk!


Stepmothers/Older Mothers: an Anthropologist on Why We Do What We Do When We Do It

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I asked Kermyt G. Anderson, an evolutionary biologist and anthropologist, to weigh in on the topic of delayed childbearing. You know, older mothers! He makes the interesting point that in stepfamilies, we're often pushing our reproductive careers to the max, since we might be repartnering a little later in life post-divorce (or breakup), and then wanting to have a child or a family.


Sandra Bullock's Saga: Step/Mother in the Spotlight

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Well, who knows? But she is a mother now. Will she remain a stepmother?
Well, who knows? But she is a mother now. Will she remain a stepmother?


If you've been on my blog before you know that I am a celebrity/popular culture junkie. Since November, I've been following the Sandra Bullock saga (who hasn't?) and writing about it here, on Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. So, Sandra's now a mother and an ex-stepmother-to-be. What does it matter? Hope you'll check out my latest article on Psychology Today — and leave a comment!


Ask Me and Other Stepmothering Experts a Question @ Stepmom Magazine!

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Ask me a question today and I'll answer — Stepmom Magazine Virtual Experts Panel
Ask me a question today and I'll answer — Stepmom Magazine Virtual Experts Panel


I'll be on the Stepmom Magazine facebook fan page today, participating in their expert panel. You ask the question, we answer. I"ll be on from 11 am to 11:45, and back on from 3 pm to 6 pm:


These are a few of my favorite shrinks...

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The doctor is in. Now you just have to find her or him.
The doctor is in. Now you just have to find her or him.


As a follow-up to Kela Price's recent guest post about how to find a therapist to help you and your remarriage/partnership with stepkids, a couple of other things that might interest you as we wend our way toward Top Stepmother Concern #3 in the next few days.