Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Female Head of Household

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Many of you seemed relieved by the previous post, “Embracing Stepmotherhood”.  It’s nice to know that we stepmothers don’t HAVE to become mothers “extraordinaire” just because we happen to fall in love with and marry a man with children.  Knowing what not to do, however, does not necessarily inform our choices about what we SHOULD do, or what role we DO have.

So what IS the role?  Well, first of all, I invite anyone reading this to come up with a better term than “female head of household”.  Surely, our collective brains can engender more creativity than mine alone.

Next, let’s consider what territory we own.

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Stepfamily Australia - http://stepfamilyaustralia.posterous.com - Many of you seemed relieved by the previous post, “Embracing Stepmotherhood”.  It’s nice to know that we stepmothers don’t HAVE to become mothers “extraordinaire” just because we happen to fall in love with and marry a man with children.  Knowing what not to do, however, does not necessarily inform ...

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