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 is a marriage and family author, speaker, and therapist ( He is founder of Smart Stepfamilies™(, Director of FamilyLife Blended™ (a division of FamilyLife®) (, and...

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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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