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Stepmother Love - Sally Collins


Published: 1st April 2014
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Ten inspiring stories from the frontline of parenting, including Sara Leonardi-McGrath

Stepmothers have a bad rap. Who gave Snow White the poisonous apple? Who enslaved Cinderella? Given that one in four Australian families are ‘blended’, it’s time to throw out the wicked stepmother image and give people a genuine account of what it’s like to walk in her shoes.

Stepmother Love tells the stories of ten women who have chosen to take on the challenge of making a positive contribution to the lives of their stepchildren. There are no white picket fences or rose-coloured glasses, but there are many enriching insights into these families’ journeys to find happiness. This groundbreaking book reveals how these women overcame grief, hostility and even disinterest to build loving, long-term, trusting relationships with their stepchildren.

There are millions of stepmothers working hard on their family relationships and Stepmother Love is an inspiring collection of stories that will uplift, help and support any woman who is doing the toughest parenting gig of all – as well as acknowledge their tough role and the courage it takes to make it work. Most importantly, Stepmother Love celebrates the commitment they show in the day-to-day care of stepchildren of all ages as an act of love.

Read Caroline Baum's Review

Oh, how I wish this book had existed when I was navigating the stormy water of being a stepmother! There is wise and comforting advice in this book, no matter what configuration of family you may find yourself in: whether facing hostile ex-wives, or a grieving husband or kids who don't like you. Ten personal stories that come with calm, sensible tips make this a real sanity saver.

About the Author

Sally Collins is the proud stepmother of two wonderful young women and set up her popular website to share ideas, inspiration and stories about one of the toughest gigs as a parent. Sally has eighteen years’ experience in the corporate sector, is a registered psychologist and a Member of the Australian Psychological Society. She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and their two young children.



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      ISBN: 9781922052964
      ISBN-10: 1922052965
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 256
      Published: 1st April 2014
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.0
      Weight (kg): 0.34