One in three Americans live in a stepfamily, and more than half of Americans will live in a stepfamily at some point in their lives, according to the Stepfamily Foundation. Much has been written about the stereotypes and sometime realities of stepparent struggles and the “wicked stepmother,” but an integral part of all these changing families hasn’t been truly addressed, until this anthology: The stepkids themselves.
Trish Eklund has an essay, Happy Endings, in the anthology, Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Speak Out by Erin Mantz. The first book telling the story of blended family life from the perspective of the stepkids. Trish revisits the rocky relationship with her own stepmom, one of the main reasons she is so determined to co-parent with her children’s stepmom, and her own idea of a happy ending. The book is available on Amazon for Kindle now! To preorder the print copy: Barnes & Noble.
Keep watching Family Fusion Community for an upcoming giveaway; including a copy of Hey, Who’s In My House, and a copy of Blended: Writers on the Stepfamily Experience by Samantha Waltz, and a framed photograph from Trish’s other featured site, Abandoned, Forgotten, & Decayed.