Laura Petherbridge

December 14, 2017

Stepmom: What To Do with THOSE Ornaments?

“Laura, what do I do with all the ornaments that my husband had with his first wife. You know, the ones that say, ‘First Christmas’ and […]
December 11, 2017

Stepmom, Do You Miss Your Own Family?

“I married my husband eight years ago, and I haven’t seen my own family at Christmastime since then,” stepmom Kristi shared. “He and his ex-wife share […]
December 5, 2017

Dear Stepmom, Jesus Understands

Nothing in my life has taught me more about becoming Christlike, than being a stepmom. After more than thirty-two years in this role I have often […]
November 29, 2017

Stepfamilies and the “Perfect Christmas”

Stepparents frequently work very hard to make the holidays special for their stepkids. Magazines, TVand store displays reveal how the “perfect” holiday should materialize for our […]
November 28, 2017

Stepfamily Christmas: Touchy Traditions

When I was a child Christmas Eve was an elaborate event in my dad’s Italian family. My Nana prepared an exceptional menu of meats, fish, pastas […]