KAREN LEÓN

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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