Slacker and Steve - GMD: Mom vs Step-Mom (Audio)

September 29, 2016

Photo: Yurok Aleksandrovich |

Today's Great Mate Debate is from Maggie and Lucy. They need your help to pick a side and find a solution to their disagreement. They are in a heated dilemma over parenting. Maggie and her former husband James had a daughter together named Brittany. James re-married to a woman named Lucy and they have full custody of Brittany. Maggie lives far away from them and gets very limited time to spend with her daughter. She believes that Lucy however, is over-stepping her boundaries, because she is "stealing" all of the special activities and moments that a mother and daughter should bond over. The thing that has set Maggie over the edge is when Lucy took her daughter shopping for her first bra. She thinks that Lucy should have saved that special bonding time for her, rather than taking action and doing it herself. Lucy does not feel as if she is doing anything wrong, because Maggie is never around. She believes that she has had to step into the mom role because things would never get done if things were left for Maggie to do.


Does Maggie have a right to be angry? Whose side are you on?