Super Buys for Super Stepmoms!

A Listmania! list by Wendy L. Deppe "Author of The Stepmom Scrapbook! and Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens" (Coppell, TX)
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!"
The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive
1.  The Smart Stepmom: Practical Steps to Help You Thrive by Ron L. Deal
The list author says:
  "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!"
$12.09   Used & New from: $5.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Smart Stepfamily, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family
2.  Smart Stepfamily, The: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Ron L. Deal
The list author says:
  "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."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)

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Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do
3.  Stepmonster: A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do by Wednesday Martin
The list author says:
  "Wednesday Martin absolutely NAILS every aspect, every thought, every feeling I've had about being a stepmom but somehow couldn't articulate. This book is fascinating."
$18.75   Used & New from: $11.98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

No One's the Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan For The Mother And Stepmother Relationship
4.  No One's the Bitch: A Ten-Step Plan For The Mother And Stepmother Relationship by Jennifer Newcomb Marine
The list author says:
  "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."
$13.67   Used & New from: $0.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom
5.  The Package Deal: My (not-so) Glamorous Transition from Single Gal to Instant Mom by Izzy Rose
The list author says:
  "What a delightfully hilarious book!! Laugh out loud funny. It's full of good advice too!"
$12.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming A Stepmother With Humor And Grace
6.  The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming A Stepmother With Humor And Grace by Sally Bjornsen
The list author says:
  "This is a hilarious little book! I love her little balloons "Sassy Stepmother Straight Scoop". She also includes a very helpful resource list of websites and books at the end."
$10.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids
7.  A Career Girl's Guide to Becoming a Stepmom: Expert Advice from Other Stepmoms on How to Juggle Your Job, Your Marriage, and Your New Stepkids by Jacquelyn B. Fletcher
The list author says:
  "This wonderful book is a huge "you're not alone" comfort, and full of good tips, too! I love Jacquelyn's writing style."
$11.13   Used & New from: $0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

The 312 Best Things About Being a Stepmom: For those days when you can only come up with one or two on your own.
8.  The 312 Best Things About Being a Stepmom: For those days when you can only come up with one or two on your own. by Cynthia L. Copeland
The list author says:
  "I love this little book! Very charming and full of reminders to be thankful for what I have, even though being a stepmom is not always easy."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Stepmom Scrapbook!
9.  The Stepmom Scrapbook! by Wendy Lipscomb Deppe
The list author says:
  "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."
$13.46   Used & New from: $10.80
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Year of Fog (Bantam Discovery)
10.  The Year of Fog (Bantam Discovery) by Michelle Richmond
The list author says:
  "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!"
$11.72   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

Stepmom
11.  Stepmom DVD ~ Julia Roberts
The list author says:
  "I decided to include the movie beloved by stepmoms everywhere...what's not to love about this poignant tear-jerker?! Now if only we could all look like Julia Roberts..."
$15.99   Used & New from: $0.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (271 customer reviews)

The Enlightened Stepmother: Revolutionizing the Role
12.  The Enlightened Stepmother: Revolutionizing the Role by Perdita Kirkness Norwood
The list author says:
  "This thorough book provides true clarity on the role and life of a stepmom."
$12.47   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family
13.  Stepcoupling: Creating and Sustaining a Strong Marriage in Today's Blended Family by Susan Wisdom
The list author says:
  "Unlike many other stepmom books that cover all aspects of stepparenting (the kids, the ex, etc), this one focuses on your marriage. This is an important work that all stepmoms should read."
$10.68   Used & New from: $0.39
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Stepwives: Ten Steps to Help Ex-Wives and Step-Mothers End the Struggle and Put the Kids First
14.  Stepwives: Ten Steps to Help Ex-Wives and Step-Mothers End the Struggle and Put the Kids First by Lynne Oxhorn-Ringwood
The list author says:
  "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."
$11.62   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself
15.  The Courage to Be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself by Sue Patton Thoele
The list author says:
  "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."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

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Encouraging Words for New Stepmothers
16.  Encouraging Words for New Stepmothers by Jean A. McBride
The list author says:
  "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."
$10.54   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting
17.  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting by Ericka Lutz
The list author says:
  "This book is almost overwhelming in the amount of information, but it's all very good stuff! Like other "dummy" books it is written in an easy conversational style."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Stepmothers and Stepdaughters
18.  Stepmothers and Stepdaughters by Karen L. Annarino
The list author says:
  "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."
$11.66   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Stepmotherhood: How to Survive Without Feeling Frustrated, Left Out, or Wicked, Revised Edition
19.  Stepmotherhood: How to Survive Without Feeling Frustrated, Left Out, or Wicked, Revised Edition by Cherie Burns
The list author says:
  "This was originally written in the 80's, but is a classic. I'm glad that she has updated and revised it, because it's packed with comforting words."
$9.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens
20.  Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens by Wendy Lipscomb Deppe
The list author says:
  "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."
$12.41   Used & New from: $7.14

The Stepmom's Guide to Simplifying Your LIfe
21.  The Stepmom's Guide to Simplifying Your LIfe by Karon Phillips Goodman
The list author says:
  "A cheerful book!"
Used & New from: $2.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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The Stepfamily Survival Guide
22.  The Stepfamily Survival Guide by Natalie Nichols Gillespie
The list author says:
  "Another Christian-based stepfamily book."
Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Stepmother's Guide To Survive And Thrive: 55 ways to become a better stepmother, written for the stepmom for immediate help with stepchildren
23.  Stepmother's Guide To Survive And Thrive: 55 ways to become a better stepmother, written for the stepmom for immediate help with stepchildren by Dante Jolay
$12.59

Love Him, Love His Kids: The Stepmother's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family
24.  Love Him, Love His Kids: The Stepmother's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in a Blended Family by L. Stanley Wenck
$9.44   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

Keys to Successful Stepmothering (Barron's Parenting Keys)
25.  Keys to Successful Stepmothering (Barron's Parenting Keys) by Philippa Greene Mulford
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Wendy L. Deppe "Author of The Stepmom Scrapbook! and Diary of a Stepkid: A Guided Journal for Tweens and Teens" (Coppell, TX)
Qualifications: Author of The Stepmom Scrapbook; Experienced Stepmom and Stepdaughter
Last updated: 3/15/10
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