Stepparents Challenging Courts so They Can Maintain Contact after Divorce
By LENORE SKOMAL
Smommy. It’s what Patty Burgess’ stepdaughters call her. “They came home one day and said, well, we can’t call you ‘Mommy’ but you are sort of our mommy. So they came up with “S-mommy,” and “Smommy,”” said the 51-year old Realtor and radio talk show host from Bucks County, Penn.
And even though Burgess divorced their father nine years ago, she is still Smommy and a vital part of their lives thanks to what she says was a divorce focused on “making it OK for the kids.”
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