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Announcing MP Agreement to Publish Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids Share Their Stories by Erin Mantz

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Janet Carson


Motivational Press  TO PUBLISH Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids
Share Their Stories BY Erin Mantz

 (Carlsbad, CA – 03-16-2015) –Motivational Press
today announced an agreement to publish 
Hey, Who’s In My House? Stepkids
Share Their Stories by Erin Mantz 
, which offers
Benefits below… for release in Winter 2015.

Who’s In My House? Stepkids Share Their Stories shares with readers Hey,
Who's In My House will offer readers insightful perspectives on how
stepfamilies and blended families impact kids – right from the kids themselves.
One in three Americans live in a stepfamily, and more than 50% of Americans will
live in a stepfamily at some point in their lives. Much has been written about
the stereotype  of the “wicked stepmother” and stepparent survival
guides, but Hey, Who's In My House gives a voice to an integral part of all
these changing families – the kids. To a kid – many already reeling from their
parent’s divorce – being thrown into a living situation with another
family’s children and a new stepparent tremendously changes their lives, their
sense of belonging and simple things like buying the right kind of snacks and
reshuffling bedtime routines.  Hey, Who's In My House tells those
stories. Stepkids and other fraction relay their experience first-hand, offering
insight into the new realities of stepfamily life in today’s world, tackling
everything from “Who used my Xbox game?” to what to do when your stepmom
texts you to come home.

From struggles to survivals and tips to triumphs, every stepkid has a story.
This collection of their poignant, personal essays speaks to the power
parents' decisions can have on children's lives, to the
resiliency of children, and, above all, the fact that, sometimes, some – not all
– can rewrite a new kind of happy ending.


Motivational Press is excited to work with Erin Mantz to share with

As stepkids, some young and some now grown,
speak out, their words can help others in similar situations manage stress,
consider new strategies, find a sense of hope, and know they are not alone.

Think about solutions for the everyday things
that bug them.

Offer stepfamily members everywhere insight
into topics often hard to touch on

Address the reality of what having someone
who was once a stranger sharing a home.

Give stepkids a voice


About The

Erin Mantz is a writer in Potomac, Md. and
the mom of two adventurous boys, ages 10  and 13. Erin weaves many real
life experiences and humor into her writing.  An only child but with nine
step and half brothers and sisters, her personal experiences of stepfamily life
in several different families offers a unique perspective on how people define
home and family.  As a writer and blogger on parenting and divorce, her
work has appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul Parenting, The Huffington Post
Divorce and Parenting, Washington Parent magazine, the New York Post, Bethesda
Magazine, and more.  She served as Editor-at-Large for Washington
Parent Magazine and appeared as an occasional guest on NBC News 4 in Washington,
DC. She has more than 20 years of experience in business and human resources
communications at corporations and currently works as a Senior Director of
Engagement Marketing at a health and wellness company. She holds a
Bachelor's degree from Ithaca College in New York, New York. She currently
resides in the Washington, DC area, where she shares a home with her sons and a
very spunky bulldog named Ike.


About Motivational

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