The Introverted Stepmom – Inside the August 2015 Issue

Introverted Stepmom Magazine
Inside the August 2015 Issue

The Introverted Stepmom: Strategies for Living in a Family of Extroverts by 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 – Inside the July 2015 Issue

Full Time Stepmom
Inside the July 2015 Issue

Becoming a Full-Time Stepmom: What to Expect and How to Cope With Changes in Custody by 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.

I could not have imagined that three years after marrying my husband, who had 50/50 custody, we would be moving 3,000 miles away and gaining full physical custody of both boys (then 14 and 17) while their mom stayed put. Nope, I did not see that one coming. Continue reading “Becoming a Full-Time Stepmom – Inside the July 2015 Issue”

Wedding Advice for Stepmoms – Inside the June 2015 Issue

Stepmom Wedding
Inside the June 2015 Issue

Tie the Knot Without Getting Tangled! A Stepmom’s Guide to Getting the Wedding You Want By 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”