The Introverted Stepmom: Strategies for Living in a Family of Extrovertsby Jenna Korf
Many stepmoms struggle to fit in and find peace within their families. It’s not because they don’t get along with their stepchildren but because they are introverts in a family of extroverts. Introverts and extroverts often have conflicting ways of being in the world.
According to “Psychology Today,” introversion is a personality trait attributed to someone whose energy is drained by social interactions; they give their energy away when interacting with others. Therefore, they need recovery time. This usually means solitude—time in which to recharge and refill their energy tank. Continue reading “The Introverted Stepmom – Inside the August 2015 Issue”
Becoming a Full-Time Stepmom: What to Expect and How to Cope With Changes in Custodyby Jenna Korf
The thing with stepfamily life is you never know what is going to happen. You move in with a man who has kids—who has them maybe half the time—and you assume it will always be that way. But, in stepfamilies, things almost never stay the same.
Tie the Knot Without Getting Tangled! A Stepmom’s Guide to Getting the Wedding You WantBy Jenna Korf
If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding and find yourself feeling guilty and anxious more often than excited, you’re not alone. Why? Because, if you’re like most couples, you’re likely trying to please everyone around you.
You’re trying to take into consideration everyone else’s feelings and ideas—ideas which are often in conflict with what you truly want for yourselves. When it comes to weddings, people feel they have free rein to tell you what yours should look like and how it should be run. It can feel as if you’re being pressured to have everyone else’s dream wedding rather than your own. Continue reading “Wedding Advice for Stepmoms – Inside the June 2015 Issue”