Yorba Linda, CA, August 11, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Kathy Hammond's newest book, "How to Kill Your Husband's Ex, Attorneys and Then Some: A** Kickin' Advice for Stepmoms" (available now in paperback on Amazon; Kindle, August 23), isn't your mother's play nice playbook for managing a contentious or conniving ex, corrupt lawyers or ill-meaning in-laws.
While Hammond's book addresses what stepmoms can do to guide their husbands through legal matters she also offers shrewd strategies to keep an antagonistic ex in check and when all else fails, provides some pretty crafty ways to hamper an ex from wreaking further chaos.
Though there are dozens of books for stepmoms on how to blend a family, Hammond asserts that her book delves into the darker and often more real side of post-divorce antics the majority of books don't touch.
Kathy Hammond is a writer, speaker and author of "How to Kill Your Husband's Ex, Attorneys and Then Some: A** Kickin' Advice for Stepmoms" (2019) and the award-winning "The Road to N?: A remarkable little tale about getting what you want by giving up just one little thing" (2012).
We pulled our clearly-hurt stepmoms aside, apologized, and insisted we're not in agreement with my mom and are trying to get her to stop.
My wife's late mother was still a "real grandmother," and I knew she didn't like it, but my stepmom and stepmom-in-law are valued members of our family and grandmothers to this child.
Girls see moms, stepmoms
, and grandmas as Beautiful Girls, too.
Among celebrities there are numerous well-known stepmoms, including Whitney Houston and Jada Pinkett Smith.
Loving and concerned celebrity stepmoms may help dispel the myth and perception that the stepmother is mean and evil, or that she is a home-wrecker.
"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.
The stepmom is not viewed as a second mother, but rather as an outsider, as the woman who is "taking my daddy." Or as the "woman my mother hates." If the birth mother dislikes you, she likely will share her feelings with her child, and he or she will at first dislike you.
Introduce the community to the experiences of stepmoms
, single mores, lesbian mores, foster rooms, adoptive moms, moms seeking ordination.
The couple have now been married themselves for five years and LeAnn is stepmom to Eddie's two boys Mason and Jake.
She said: "Being a stepmom is great - I love the kids and it's had its challenging moments also.
"It is definitely complicated but I feel we are in this wonderful settled place and growing and being able to appreciate each other as far as mom, stepmom and dad are concerned.