Episode 13 | Beyond Cinderella: The Deep Love of a Step-Parent

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Beverly Griffith Herndon jumped in the deep end and learned to swim.

In her mid-forties, she became the mother of two recently bereaved, pre-adolescent boys. She and her new husband faced the daunting task of forming  a family, midstream. In her interview, Bev speaks openly about the challenges of being a step-parent: the Disney-inspired stereotypes,  the questionable legal status, and the difficulty of developing a parental relationship with two boys who are not quite sure about her. Our conversation also reveals her deep love for her husband and children.

Bev’s story is another story of transformation. Mothering has required her to dig deep and, in some ways, become someone new.

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