On October 1st, Nick Jr. launched "NickMom," a programming block for mothers that replaces Dora the Explorer with dick jokes and "Bad Mommy" humor. So far, the aforementioned mommies (and daddies) are not pleased.
The stereotype of the evil, powerful stepmother is just a caricature. But is it possible that we invented this archetype even though stepmothers are arguably the most vulnerable and disempowered members of any blended family? Psychologist Wednesday Martin thinks so.
"All I ever think about is whether my niece is popular, thin and happy enough," semi-insane publicity bitch and plastic surgery enthusiast Peggy Siegal tells Bob Morris in an article about over-involved parents and relatives who insist on making their teens' lives even more miserable than they might be otherwise.…