KAREN LEÓN

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Stepmother’

Stepmothers Face Challenges Raising Stepdaughters in Blended Families

In our society divorce, remarriage and blended families are becoming more and more commonplace. Unfortunately, the already daunting task of merging two households is further complicated by the negative bias toward the stepmother/stepdaughter relationship. Regardless of the aspirations of most stepmothers to simply love their stepdaughters and take an active role in their lives, from a tender age… Read More

The Positive Influence and Rewards of being a Stepmother

Maritza Lastra is currently reading  the novel "Stepmonster" by Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. "This novel is a must read because it provides a true insight into the lives and experiences of so many blended families" Mrs. Lastra stated. (Photo/Karen León)

In the article “Stepmothers Face Challenges Raising Stepdaughters in Blended Families” Maritza Lastra of Land O’ Lakes, Fla., shared her personal experience raising her stepdaughter for twenty-two years. Mrs. Lastra’s stepdaughter Bianca Lastra recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Thomas University in Miami, Fla. “This was a big accomplishment for Bianca because she did not… Read More

A Synopsis on Feelings of Stepmothers

Twitter Survey

Being a part of a blended family can be a blessing for some families and a living nightmare for others. The role of a stepmother can be challenging and often times incomprehensible by family, friends, and individuals in society. Although there are instances when stepmothers are fortunate to have a relationship with their stepchild(ren) in… Read More