Stepping into a New Role: Stories from Stepmoms
by Shawn Simon
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Did you think being a stepmom would be easy? Well, so did Shawn Simon until her stepdaughter spit on her dog. Then Shawn knew the job wouldn’t be easy, and she decided to make it her mission to meet other stepmoms and hear their stories. Once she met those women and they shared their stories, she felt supported and no longer alone. She wrote this book, a book that feels like a stepmom support group in writing.
Certain to appeal to all stepmoms, whether they are new to step-parenting or have been at it awhile, Stepping into a New Role: Stories from Stepmoms offers a collection of inspiring, sometimes shocking, heart-wrenching, and entertaining stories that share the triumphs, tribulations, hardships, and joys of raising someone else’s children.
Shawn Simon, MA, is a Board Certified Educational Therapist who works with children. Therefore, when she met the man of her dreams, who just happened to come with a couple of kids, she thought being a stepmom would be a breeze. She was wrong. However, as someone born with only one arm, she’s learned to overcome obstacles. Thus, she knew she could face the challenges of step-mothering. Shawn is published in the Association of Educational Therapists’ Journal and is an award winning inspirational speaker in her field. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two step-kids, two rescue dogs, and one sixteen-year-old cat. Shawn is currently at work on more books for stepfamilies.
"The world of step-parenting is rarely explored. It must be similar to maiden voyages by explorers in the 1400’s. It’s scary, treacherous, and sometimes painful. But if we have a guide book, such as the one Shawn wrote, the new world can be bright and beautiful. Thank you for being our Step-Navigator!"
~ Craig Shoemaker, Comedian of the Year
from the American Comedy Awards, ABC,
and two-time Emmy Winner, NATAS.