Being a step-mom is tricky. You never know quite how to walk the line between friend and parent, you don’t want to overstep your boundaries but you still want to be a positive influence. Plus then there’s the spouse. How the hell does anyone do it?
There are some nasty step-moms in movies and tv, but there’s one that stands out as exactly the parent we want to be. Maria von Trapp is kind, fun, loving, responsible, and makes it all look easy. Plus she’s got a wicked good sense of style. So here’s the step-mama that continues to inspire us (even if we can’t sing).