Every year millions of stepmoms wonder if they’ll get the call.
Which call? The one in which the voice on the other end of the phone says: “Hey! I know you’re not my mom, but I wanted to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day anyway. I think you’re pretty cool and I know you care a lot about my dad and our entire family. Thanks for everything you do for me.” Continue reading “3 Things Stepmoms Want Most for Mother’s Day”
The tips and advice in this month’s issue are designed to
help make your job a little easier.
While we don’t specifically address Mother’s Day in any of the articles, remember that—regardless of your maternal status and any recognition you may or may not receive on May 10—what you do is important.
Stepfamily experts agree that a stepmom’s job is the hardest job position within any family!
And, if stepmoms got paid what they’re worth? We’d all be millionaires.
Suzanne Somers. The name alone evokes memories of her role as Chrissy – the lovable, intellectually-challenged, blonde bombshell – on the 1970s TV sitcom “Three’s Company.” Or maybe you caught her more recent performance on the hit reality show “Dancing with the Stars.” She is an actress, comedienne, singer, entrepreneur, alternative medicine advocate and best-selling author.
Yet, she’s also a stepmom … and has been for 38 years!
Not many famous women lay claim to their stepmom status publicly much less elaborate on it. That’s why we here, at StepMom Magazine, adore Suzanne Somers – for being transparent and candid about her thoughts on blended family life in a recent interview with Closer Weekly Magazine. Click on the link below to read a summary of the interview by Karen Mizoguchi of UK’s DailyMail.com and find out what Somers says it was really like to marry a man with kids. Afterward, let us know what you think by posting a comment below.
We’re looking for one, fabulous (and madly in love!) stepcouple to feature on the cover of the June 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine!
This annual edition is a StepMom Magazine reader favorite! In honor of Father’s Day, it features articles written exclusively for men. It’s a great tool for dads and stepmoms who want to learn, grow and strengthen their relationship – together.
To be considered, send an email to: Publisher@StepMomMagazine.com and include:
* A great photo of just you and your partner (large file, hi-res)
* Your names, address, phone number, occupations
* Relationship status and length of time together
* Number of children & stepchildren (yours and his)
* A few sentences about your story (how you met, your challenges)
* What you love most about him
The cover couple will be notified by email. We will feature as many other couples as possible in a special Father’s Day photo collage section.
This month offers you lots of great advice on some pretty touchy topics—and a few taboo ones! Sometimes we really do have to learn to live with things: stepchildren we don’t like, exes who interfere in our relationships and changes that are beyond our control (yet affect our daily lives).
But a stepmom’s happiness and well-being are just as important as anyone else’s are. This month, our writers help you under- stand what you can do to work through the inevitable without sacrificing either one.
Let’s face it. By definition, stepmother relationships are complicated—not only for the stepmother, but for her partner, too: Never entered lightly, never entered without thought for already present responsibilities, never meeting childhood fairytale hopes of perfect, unencumbered romance. Continue reading “10 Secrets Stepmothers Keep”
The articles in this month’s issue are designed to help you go the distance in your role as a stepmom. Are you feeling burned out or unappreciated? Brenda Snyder’s article on disengaging will show you how to step back, regroup and keep going.
Is the ex a source of conflict in your home? We’ll teach you how to break the hold she has over your household—for good! Maybe life’s pretty calm right now and you simply want a few pointers on strengthening your stepfamily muscles. You’ll find that here, too.
Going the distance is infinitely easier with friends around who support and understand you. Here? You’re surrounded by them!
The February 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is here!
Love isn’t enough when you’re coupled up with someone who has kids. You need to be on the same page. If you’re not? You need to talk about your differences.
The articles in this month’s issue explore the many facets and faces of love … and stepfamily life. While stepfamily life isn’tfree of drama, addressing those touchy subjects early on does pay off.
Use this issue to facilitate conversations with your partner, because the more you two talk the more you’ll realize there’s not a subpoena, stereotype, or solicitation for increased child support that can sink you when you’re actually in sync!
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Are you a woman who dates, lives with, or is married to someone who has kids? Then you’re no stranger to tricky situations!
(You know the kind we’re talking about: dealing with your partner’s ex, feeling like an outsider, stressing over child support, juggling visitation schedules, navigating the legal system–to name just a few!)
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