StepMom Magazine

Inside the May 2018 Issue

Stepmom May 2018The May 2018 issue is HERE!

This month we’re talking about:
→ Mother’s Day
→ Stepmother’s Day (Yes, it exists!)
→ Feeling like an outsider
→ Dealing with infertility
→ Special needs stepkids
→ Making your relationship a priority
→ Full-time stepmoms
→ Advice for childless & childfree stepmoms
→ And much more!

Here’s the full list of what’s inside this month: Continue reading “Inside the May 2018 Issue”

Childless & Childfree Stepmoms: Inside the May 2018 Issue

Childless Childfree StepmomsChildless? Childfree?
What You Need to Know About Stepkids, Cotton Candy and Pink Elephants
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

SPOILER ALERT: Being a childless or childfree stepmom, in a relationship with someone who has kids, will probably be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.

I’m not kidding, but there’s a yang to that yin: Being a childless or childfree stepmom, in a relationship with someone who has kids, will be one of the greatest opportunities you’ll ever have to grow as a human being. Continue reading “Childless & Childfree Stepmoms: Inside the May 2018 Issue”

Mother’s Day Dread: Inside the May 2018 Issue

Is Mother’s Day Dread Setting In?
10 Ways to Celebrate—Stepmom Style
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

Mother’s Day can be weird for us stepmoms. In addition to our stepkids, we may have children of our own. In addition to us, those kids may have yet another mom and/or stepmom. Our partners may not know how to navigate these issues. We, ourselves, may want or need to spend time honoring people such as our mothers, grandmas, aunts, sisters, friends and mothers-in-law. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Dread: Inside the May 2018 Issue”

Your Special Needs Stepchild: Inside the May 2018 Issue

Special Needs StepchildYour Special Needs Stepchild
Advice From Stepmoms in the Trenches
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

I don’t think I need to tell you that being a stepmom can be challenging, complicated, difficult, rewarding and fun. Maybe not all at the same time but, at some point point, those qualifiers usually come into play when you’re a stepmom. If you’re a stepmom to a special needs stepchild, that may require extra tools which some of us (myself included) may not have considered—until now. Continue reading “Your Special Needs Stepchild: Inside the May 2018 Issue”

Transform Your Stepfamily: Inside the May 2018 Issue

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Lead Your Stepfamily to Transformation
BY IISHANA ARTRA, PHD

Do you ever just want to know what to do right now, preserving yourself and your stepfamily without having to reinvent the wheel or get crushed under it, in the process? It’s easy to imagine that the reported millions of stepmoms who quit their stepfamilies each year wish they had that knowledge sooner. My heart aches for them. Continue reading “Transform Your Stepfamily: Inside the May 2018 Issue”

Inside the April 2018 Issue

StepMom April 2018The April 2018 issue is HERE! This super-sized edition features 51 information-packed pages on topics including:

→ Advice for coping with infertility
→ Parental Alienation help from Amy J.L. Baker, PhD
→ How to deal with second wife syndrome and ex-wife drama
→ Guidelines for full-time stepmoms on guarding your heart
→ Strategies for getting kids to help with household chores
→ Help navigating your relationship with your mother-in-law
→ And much more!

Here’s the full list of what’s inside this month:  Continue reading “Inside the April 2018 Issue”

Full-Time Stepmoms: Inside the April 2018 Issue

Full Time StepmomsFull-Time Stepmoms
Strategies for Stepping Up Without Getting Your Heart Stomped on
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

The stepmom gig is changing. For many stepfamilies, gone are the days when his (or her) kids showed up as every-other-weekend visitors; when they sucked up your household’s attention, energy and resources for a few days at a time—during which everything seemed to screech to a halt, shift and evolve to suit the disruption. Continue reading “Full-Time Stepmoms: Inside the April 2018 Issue”

Parental Alienation Advice: Inside the April 2018 Issue

Parental Alienation AdviceParental Alienation Advice
Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, Speaks With StepMom Magazine
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD

Several different phenomena arise when a couple divorces, just as when a stepfamily forms. Many of these experiences are so common that they actually have a scientific or scholarly name assigned to them. Parental Alienation fits within this category.

Alienation occurs when a married couple with children divorces Continue reading “Parental Alienation Advice: Inside the April 2018 Issue”