Guest 1: Izzy Rose, author of The Package Deal
Topic: One woman’s not-so-glamorous transition from single gal to instant mom
Issues: Social supports (or the lack) for step mothers; keeping expectations reasonable; dealing with the pressure to love the kids right away; dealing with the children’s biological mother; how to introduce the kids (“my step-kids” vs “my kids”)
Guest 2: Amy Tiemann, author of Mojo Mom.
Topic: Nurturing yourself while raising a family
Issues: how to negotiate a fair division of labor in the house; putting an end to the mommy wars; what happens to a new mother’s life when she brings home a baby? the huge identity shift that new parenthood creates