15th Mar 2008
The first two are reviews by a woman who refers to herself as “Stepmom in Seattle,” go Amazon.
The next ones are gruesome news stories in our state — about the father and stepmom of a rapist, and a stepmother who beat her step daughter to death. There are two appeals court cases about a stepdaughter who was convicted of 1st degree theft for bilking her stepmom. And an article about kids who are suing their SM for killing their father.
Seeing that makes me think of the portayals of the evil, greedy, stepmom of Cinderella (who was forced to live with her and two mean step sisters) or the stepmother in Snow White who was vain and wicked and jealous of her stepdaughters beauty.
A general search for the term “step mom” is much more optimistic. There are multiple links for the movie starring Susan Sarandon and Juila Roberts, some online support groups, and a couple of blogs from other step moms.
What kind of step are you? How do you feel portrayed in your role? Is it a fair characterization or accurate? How do you want to be viewed?