7 episodes

Because life isn't a fairytale, Katie Harrison is here to support her fellow stepmums with shared stories and experiences of stepmum life.

You're Not My Mum: The Stepmum's Side BBC Radio 5 live

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Because life isn't a fairytale, Katie Harrison is here to support her fellow stepmums with shared stories and experiences of stepmum life.

    "Are You The Nanny?"

    "Are You The Nanny?"

    What happens when you don't have the same beliefs or background as your stepchildren? Author Rachel Edwards and other stepmums join Katie Harrison to share their stories of the challenges and judgement.

    • 26 min
    "The Man In The Middle"

    "The Man In The Middle"

    Katie Harrison talks to two stepdads to see how family life is different for them compared to stepmums. They talk about gender roles and the impact it has on stepfamily dynamics.

    • 32 min
    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really?

    The Most Wonderful Time of the Year… Really?

    Social psychologist Dr Sandra Wheatley speaks to Katie Harrison about how stepmums can mentally prepare for Christmas. They talk about some of the challenges that stepmums face in the run up to Christmas.

    • 33 min
    "Building Your Own Family From The Leftovers"

    "Building Your Own Family From The Leftovers"

    Katie Harrison explores the ways to create your own family and the challenges faced along the way.
    We hear from a stepmum who has chosen not to have kids and another who shares her experiences of infertility, IVF and the lack of support.

    • 30 min
    "You Knew What You Were Getting Into"

    "You Knew What You Were Getting Into"

    Katie explores the reality vs the expectations of being a stepmum vs a biological mum. She speaks to two stepmums about the difficult emotions and double standards they face.

    • 27 min
    "Nobody Wants A Stepmum!"

    "Nobody Wants A Stepmum!"

    Katie Harrison and 'Stepmonster' author Dr Wednesday Martin talk candidly about what makes stepmothering so tough, why people and Western society are so hard on stepmums and what can be done about it.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Mxsandy12 ,

Wonderful and supportive

A great help to all stepmoms!

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