In 1987, I misplaced my first husband…similar to misplacing your car keys. I came home and my husband was gone, which led me to a life as a single mom for six years. I was a single mom to a darling, little boy, Ean. I am Barb Goldberg. I was about to embark on my next adventure. Read on…
Several years later, I was at a friend’s birthday party at a local restaurant. I noticed a lone gentleman in the room and knew immediately that I would someday marry that guy. I told my best friend to take a look at him because I would one day marry him. True to my word, I married “that guy”, my second husband, Bruce several years later: thus, began my journey as a stepmother to three wonderful kids: Adrienne, Nathan and Betsy. I now had the opportunity to parent children who ranged in age from six to fifteen. It wasn’t long before my children started to label me, “Wicked One”: a name I have worn with pride (especially when given the opportunity to shoot at them at laser tag).
I made it my personal mission to make sure that I showed those kids a good time and appropriate revenge on a daily basis. It has been quite the ride that I share with my readers and students.
Besides parenting, I am a Certified Life Coach, studying with Dr. Martha Beck. Dr. Beck has been seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show is a world-renowned author and Harvard graduate. I also have spent almost the last 20 years in corporate America with a large Fortune 500 company: skills that have certainly helped to create my evil methodologies. Previous to this career, I was a special educator: which gave me skills to survive the corporate America career.
My education includes a Masters in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education.
Welcome to the World of the Evil Stepmother!
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StepMomSpeaks – Graphic I just get so angry when people compliment me for loving my stepchildren “like my own.” That comment implies that love differentiates between people in some way, specifically biologically. It also implies that it is literally impossible for a stepparent to love their stepchildren. I am completely lost when I am asked […]