The list author says: "Understatement of the year: Being a stepmom is hard! There's no end to the ups and downs, thrills and chills. Fortunately there are many excellent books that offer advice, comfort, commiseration, and even a chance to celebrate your role.
Are you a stepmom looking for resources? Here's a list of some of the best!"
"From the author of The Smart Stepfamily, here is a follow-up for stepmoms, and it couldn't have been more timely for me! This book is by far one of the best resources for stepmoms, especially Christian stepmoms. But as the reviews on Amazon attest, even non-believers find good stuff here!"
"From the minute I started dating a man with kids, almost every person I talked to about stepfamilies recommended this book...and they were right! As a believer, I was very happy to read a Christian perspective."
"I am in awe of the relationship that the authors (a mom and stepmom team) have built together. This amazing book is chock-full of quizzes and exercises that will really get you thinking. Even if you don't follow "the plan" with your stepkids' mom, there is some really good stuff here to help you figure out your own role."
"Stepmoms everywhere, here is your chance to tell YOUR story! This guided journal will help you reveal the real YOU: your life before becoming a stepmom, your story of romance with your partner, and your thoughts on what being a stepmom is all about."
"This is a fiction work that features a soon-to-be-stepmom as the main character. Dip your toes into Your Worst Nightmare as you follow Abby's journey trying to find the daughter of her fiance, who disappeared on Abby's watch. This book is haunting, and I could not put it down!"
"This book is similar to No One's The Bitch: a mom/stepmom team are the authors promoting their own ten step plan for ending conflict and truly putting the children first. My favorite part is Chapter 3: What Kind of Stepmother Are You? Very good stuff."
"I adore the title of this book, and it's a good little book, too! Peppered throughout with poignant stories from real stepmothers that the author interviewed, I found this book enormously comforting, and she gives some very sage advice."
"Although it is not a religious book it kind of reminds me of a daily devotional: each essay is short enough to be read in a short time (many of them just a few minutes), which makes it very easy to pick up and read one essay daily in order, or skip around to essays that really speak to your situation."
"What a delightful little book! There are many things that can go wrong in stepfamilies, but this book is a lovely little reminder of how right things can sometimes go too. It is an affirmation that though we may experience hurt and challenges, it is possible to overcome and produce positive relationships."
"Through 94 poignant prompts, this delightful keepsake volume invites tween and teen stepkids to journal the ups and downs of life in a stepfamily. Being a kid these days is hard enough, and being a kid in a stepfamily is even harder! Full of charming clip art, and with plenty of lines to write on, the guided questions are sure to bring out the heart and soul of young writers."