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Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 1 of 3}

Stepmom Coronovirus Guide

By Mary T. Kelly, MA

As Tom Hanks reminded us so lovingly via his Instagram account, while he and wife Rita Wilson (who’s a stepmom, by the way) were detained at an Australian hospital after being diagnosed with coronavirus, “There is no crying in baseball.” The two have since been discharged and are self-quarantining. Continue reading “Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 1 of 3}”

Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 2 of 3}

Stepmom Coronovirus Guide

By Mary T. Kelly, MA

Stepmom, now is the time to prepare for the long weeks ahead. Work with your partner, in the most realistic ways possible, to manage the “overwhelm” that’s likely to occur when the schedules and routines of everyone in your stepfamily home are thrown into disarray, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Without making this discussion solely about your stepkids, structure a daily plan everyone can live with. Continue reading “Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 2 of 3}”

Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 3 of 3}

Stepmom Coronovirus Guide

By Mary T. Kelly, MA

Even when things seem as if they couldn’t get worse, there are still good things to look forward to. A sturdy and loving partner is one. Stepkids who pitch in with cleanup is another. A house that’s warm in winter, a sun that shines all day—the list goes on. Today, I want you to be grateful for each and every positive thing that comes your way. Continue reading “Stepmom Survival Guide: Life in the Age of Coronovirus {Part 3 of 3}”

Co-Parenting and the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Crisis

Hi. I’m Brenda Ockun—publisher and founder of StepMom Magazine—here with a message for parents and stepparents who have shared or joint custody or whose children are young adults who either live with you or stay with you for extended periods. Continue reading “Co-Parenting and the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Crisis”

Social Distancing for Stepmoms: Convincing Teen Stepkids to Stay Home

Social Distancing
SPECIAL REPORT: Help for stepmoms and their families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis

By Susan Haworth, MEd, MS

Now that local schools are closed, my friends and neighbors have been anguishing about how to deal with adolescents and their need for socializing (their life blood) when we’re all supposed to practice “social distancing.” Continue reading “Social Distancing for Stepmoms: Convincing Teen Stepkids to Stay Home”

Inside the March 2020 Issue

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Inside the February 2020 Issue

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The Stepmom Step-Back

stepmom step backBy Lisa Bagshaw – StepMom Magazine Sept. 2011

A lot of successful stepmoms talk about the merits of stepping back. An equal number of stepmoms express confusion over what stepping back really means—and how to do it.

The premise is to step back from the dramas of living with kids that aren’t your own, an ex who might be problematic and all the other many things stepmoms can’t control like last-minute schedule changes, discipline differences and the past. Continue reading “The Stepmom Step-Back”

Inside the January 2020 Issue

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Inside the December 2019 Issue

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