Tag Archives: Mothers day

In Praise of Stepmothers

As Mother’s Day approaches, I would like to pay tribute to one woefully maligned woman–“The Stepmother”. Now before you begin rolling your eyes at your computer screen, consider the amount of stereotyping, preconceived judgments and jokes that relentlessly demean the woman who bravely faces the challenge of caring for another woman’s children. Let’s first look […]

Mother’s Day: Not Always a Celebration

It probably wasn’t until the late 1970’s when Christina Crawford’s tell all Mommy Dearest hit the book stores that we began to talk candidly about the possibility of the imperfect mother/daughter relationship. While talk show hosts expressed doubt to the veracity of Crawford’s horrific tale of abuse while growing up as the daughter of movie […]