Even as a step-mother, I wish Kirstin’s book had been around when I was starting out as a full-time step-mother of a seven-year-old. I had no idea that the challenges I was facing came from my own experiences and perceptions, mixed with my new husband’s. You do not have to be the birth mother to experience motherhood. This is a book direly needed in our fast-paced and often unforgiving society, and will heal fractures that do not need to be there so that you can be your own imperfect, amazing mum.

CLARE MCALANEY - Author – Creative Architect