…Admitting that his kids didn’t send you a card on Mother’s Day or explaining why you and the ex sit at opposite ends of the soccer field doesn’t make for great conversation at cocktail parties. And, if you’ve ever been told that you should love his kids like your own, or suck it up because you’re the adult, or that you knew what you were getting into when you started dating someone with kids, you know it’s easier to keep your stepmom status—a secret.
If being a stepmom is harder than you imagined, you’re not alone and you’ve come to the right place. Here? We talk about all the tricky, taboo topics you can’t discuss with anyone else – like the ex, and child support checks, and the reasons why you sometimes feel like an outsider in your own home. We understand that even when things are good, they’re complicated.
And we can help.
LEARN HOW TO:
Be CONFIDENT in your role.
Put a stop to DRAMA with the ex.
STRENGTHEN your relationships.
Understand and CONNECT with your stepkids.
Handle PARENTING differences.
LET-GO of anger, guilt and resentment.
Practice better SELF-CARE.
Set healthy BOUNDARIES.
Know when it’s time to DISENGAGE.
MAKE FRIENDS with other stepmoms.
TAKE CHARGE of your life.
THE BEST PART? The articles in StepMom Magazine are written by the world’s leading experts in stepfamily dynamics. Therapists. Lawyers. Published authors. Certified stepfamily professionals. It’s like enlisting an entire team to help you—and your family—succeed.
HOW IT WORKS: StepMom Magazine is a monthly, online publication. Each information-packed edition is posted to your online account on the first day of every month. As a subscriber, you can view your copy online, download it to your desktop or e-reader, or print and carry it anywhere.
WHAT ELSE YOU’LL GET: When you join us, you’ll also receive access to StepMom Magazine’s private stepmom group where you can talk with other stepmoms who understand your challenges. Our forum is different from most others. It’s a safe, supportive and solution-oriented environment for women who seek positive change.
WHY STEPMOMS NEED A MAGAZINE: Dating, living with or marrying someone who has kids isn’t easy. In fact, many women describe it as the hardest thing they’ve ever done. Our goal is to help you understand why stepfamily life is so complicated, and then give you the tools to make your life easier. With the right advice, information and support, you won’t just succeed—you’ll thrive.