7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother

Dear Fairy Godmother, My father is getting remarried and I’m a little nervous. I’ve heard so many stories of wicked stepmothers. How do I know if my new stepmother is nice, and what do I do if she’s evil? A Scared Stepdaughter-to-be Dear Stepdaughter-to-be, It’s natural to be nervous in such a case as this.Continue reading “7 Signs of an Evil Stepmother”

Why the Woods?

I was walking across campus this morning (very carefully, because it’s ridiculously icy today) trying to decide what to write about when a thought struck me. Why do so many fairy tales involve woods? Think about it. Sleeping Beauty was raised in the woods, then her castle was isolated by a forest of thorns. SnowContinue reading “Why the Woods?”