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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting
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  "Ericka Lutz’s The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting will have you laughing through the tears." -- The Supernanny You're no idiot, of course. You know how to push a toddler on a swing, the recipe for the gooey chocolate chip cookies, and even how to get teens to confide in you. Your own kids think you're hip, too (although they'd never admit to it). But when it comes to figuring out how not to come across as the wicked stepparent, you feel like you need a magical potion. Don't reach for the garlic yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting gives you sanity-saving advice for dealing with the stepfamily, getting to know your stepchildren, and feeling confident in your role.
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"Ericka Lutz’s The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting will have you laughing through the tears." -- The Supernanny

You're no idiot, of course. You know how to push a toddler on a swing, the recipe for the gooey chocolate chip cookies, and even how to get teens to confide in you. Your own kids think you're hip, too (although they'd never admit to it). But when it comes to figuring out how not to come across as the wicked stepparent, you feel like you need a magical potion. Don't reach for the garlic yet! The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting gives you sanity-saving advice for dealing with the stepfamily, getting to know your stepchildren, and feeling confident in your role.

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About Ericka

Ericka Lutz writes fiction (short and long), non-fiction (creative and commercial), and performance pieces. She's the author of the novel, The Edge of Maybe (March 2012), many short stories, columns, personal essays, and advice books. With a...

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Published Reviews

May.01.2009

"One of the more interesting essays is by Ericka Lutz, a "fourth generation 'Red Diaper Baby,' born into a family-on my mother's side-of atheist, culturally Jewish, Marxist, Feminist, West Coast lefty union...

Mar.02.2012

The Edge of Maybe speaks to those spaces in-between, both geographically and spiritually, that we mostly don’t think exist in the certainty of youth. In particular, those in-between spaces that...