Laura Petherbridge

October 3, 2019

Stepmom, what do you really, really want?

What do stepmoms what? What do we really, really want? After more than 25 years of working with those in divorce recovery and stepfamily situations I […]
February 8, 2019

“My Spouse Dislikes My Child”

“Laura, my husband hates my son,” stepmom Staci lamented. “I’m not exaggerating. It’s so obvious that even our friends and family notice,” she continued. “My spouse […]
December 7, 2018

When Christmas Makes You Sad

Walking around the mall, looking at all the Christmas decorations and hearing familiar tunes, causes us to feel merry and bright. Right? Not always. As a […]
November 12, 2018

When Mom Leaves: For Full Time Stepmoms

Recently, at a stepmom event I observed the large number of full time stepmoms. These are women who have their stepkids full time, and mom is […]
June 4, 2018

I am NOT a Warrior (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this blog  (link) I shared why I have chosen to relinquish the exhausting and tedious work of trying to be a warrior. […]