Children’s fairytales and movies often give stepparents a bad rap, shuttering their minds to the wonderful things an additional parent can bring into their lives before they even have a chance to consider the positive possibilities. To right that wrong, My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step out of Stepmom, written by Tami Butcher, shows children who come from divorced families that a positive attitude can lead to a very happy outcome, thereby springing open the hearts and minds of children to accept their own “bonus moms.”
In rhythmic verse appropriate for ages 8 and younger, My Bonus Mom, captures the mixed emotions that surge through young children as they deal with their parents divorce and adjust to their father’s remarriage. As the children work through their feelings of dismay, fear and anger, they grow to love dad’s new wife, whom they come to think of as their “bonus mom.” Twice the attention, twice the love, twice the fun and twice as many birthday presents! What’s not to love?
The inspiration for My Bonus Mom comes from Butcher’s own childhood. “I wrote this book to show those who come from divorced families that there can be a very happy outcome,” explains Butcher. “Oftentimes people focus on the negative when there can be a positive side to divorce. My bonus mom, Nancy, has been an incredible mother and grandmother to me, my sisters and our children!”
Currently, Butcher resides in Chandler, Ariz. with her husband and three children, where she helps with the family restaurant business. Her mother and “bonus dad” own two popular restaurants in Phoenix, Rustler’s Rooste Steakhouse and Aunt Chilada’s.
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My Bonus Mom: Taking the Step out of Stepmom is a Five Star Publications’ product that can be purchased through BarnesandNoble.com, Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Target.com, Pacific Four Sales, indiebound.org and FiveStarPublications.com. For more about the book, visit www.MyBonusMomBook.com.