The Smart Stepmom, Repackaged Edition

Practical Steps to Help You Thrive

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All the Tools You Need to Thrive as a Stepmom

Let stepfamily experts Ron L. Deal and Laura Petherbridge show you how to survive and thrive as a stepmom, including how to be a positive influence on the children and how to deal with conflict, as well as practical issues like dealing with holidays and between-home communication.

The Authors

  1. Ron L. Deal

    Ron L. Deal

    Ron L. Deal ( and is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is president of Smart Stepfamilies, directs the blended family ministry at FamilyLife, and is the author of...

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  2. Laura Petherbridge

    Laura Petherbridge

    Laura Petherbridge ( is an international speaker, the author of When "I Do" Becomes "I Don't": Practical Steps for Healing During Separation and Divorce, and the coauthor of The Smart Stepmom. She has...

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