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step-mom

A female caregiver of a child who assumed the parental role through marriage to one of the child's original (usually biological) parents. Most commonly, a step-mom is the second wife of a child's biological father. I live with my mom during the week and then visit my dad and step-mom every other weekend.
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Forged from 27 years as a stepmom to two, now, young men, Hammond's no holds barred book also illustrates how the family law system robs families of billions (yes, with a "B") of dollars when ex's engage in conflict and what a stepmom can do to help arrest the carnage.
Few, if any, women dream of becoming a stepmom. Fewer still want strife with someone's ex, stepkids, lawyers and in-laws.
Following their marriage, Camilla joined Prince Charles' family and became a stepmom to Prince William and Prince Harry.
She said: "Being a stepmom is great - I love the kids and it's had its challenging moments also.
"Being a stepmom opened my life up in so many different ways and it is also influencing my music too."
Washington, October 22 ( ANI ): If you are a stepmom and feel that your husband's ex-wife hates you, here is a list of the most common reasons behind it.
For your chance to be a Stepmom winner, write down on a postcard (or the back of a sealed envelope) the answer to the following question: Which three shades is Max Factor Aqua Lash available in?
"You have to learn how to traverse a minefield of emotions, yours, your husband's and the kids'," says therapist Sue Patton Thoele, author of The Courage To Be A Stepmom.
In a horrific incident in China, a stepmom tied a rubber band around a 7-year-old boy's genitals to prevent him from peeing, the Sun reported.