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”

Inside the March 2018 Issue

StepMom March 2018 CoverThe March 2018 issue is HERE! This month’s issue is full of helpful advice and information to make your job as a stepmom easier, including:

→ Advice from ‘Stepmonster’ author, Wednesday Martin, PhD
→ A guide to understanding personality disorders
→ Strategies for becoming more assertive
→ Communication tips for you and your partner
→ 6 Ways to support a special needs stepchild
→ Tips to shift your outlook from powerless to peaceful
→ And much more!

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

Inside the February 2018 Issue

StepMom Magazine February 2018The February 2018 issue is HERE! It’s jam-packed with expert tips, tools and advice plus personal essays from stepmoms just like you:

→ 5 Things Happy Stepmoms Do Every Day
→ Questions to Ask Yourself BEFORE Throwing in the Towel
→ 6 Tips for When You Feel Ignored or Rejected
→ A Guide to Self-Love (and how it can make your life EASIER!)
→ Strategies for Stepmoms Who Want to Disengage
→ Advice from Ron L. Deal (“The Smart Stepfamily Marriage”)
→ And much more!

Here’s what else you’ll find inside: Continue reading “Inside the February 2018 Issue”

Inside the January 2018 Issue

StepMom Magazine January 2018The January issue is HERE! These are the hot topics stepmoms (like you!) are talking about this month:

→ 4 Keys to create lasting stepfamily success
→ Your guide to setting healthy boundaries
→ Advice from a veteran stepmom (she’s also a therapist!)
→ Tips for letting go of what you can’t control
→ Self-care for the New Year in 7 simple steps
→ 4 habits of happy stepcouples
→ And more!

Here’s what else you’ll find inside: Continue reading “Inside the January 2018 Issue”

Learning to Let Go: Inside the January 2018 Issue

Let GoChild Support, Alimony and Angry Ex-Wives: Learning to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

What is it in your stepfamily life that you’re in a tug of war with? What things do you have no power over or ability to control— yet resist, resent, fight, argue over and set boundaries around to make seem as if something that “just is” isn’t? Where do you engage in exercises of futility?

Here are a few givens many have a hard time accepting:
* HIS KIDS
* HIS EX
* CHILD SUPPORT Continue reading “Learning to Let Go: Inside the January 2018 Issue”

Setting Boundaries: Inside the January 2018 Issue

Setting BoundariesDon’t Be a Doormat! A Stepmom’s Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

What’s worse than feeling invisible, ignored or unappreciated?

Being treated like a doormat. You do your best, as a stepmom. You give up time and money to be available for your stepkids. You listen patiently to your husband’s complaints about his ex. You grit your teeth, while said ex makes unreasonable demands on both you and your family. Continue reading “Setting Boundaries: Inside the January 2018 Issue”

The Happy Stepmother: Inside the January 2018 Issue

Happy Stepmother‘The Happy Stepmother’ An Interview With Author Rachelle Katz, EDD, LMFT BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD

Being a stepmother is difficult and comes with a negative reputation. Lady Tremaine (aka Cinderella’s Wicked Stepmother), anyone? The day-to-day battles you face with your stepchildren, your spouse or both can be exhausting and emotionally-draining. Many women wonder: Why is falling in love with a person who has children so hard? Continue reading “The Happy Stepmother: Inside the January 2018 Issue”

A Veteran Stepmom Speaks: Inside the January 2018 Issue

Veteran StepmomA Veteran Stepmom Speaks: What I Wish I Knew Back Then BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

It’s too bad you didn’t know me 20-some years ago. In possession of a newly-minted Master’s degree, a new job and a new boyfriend (with a ready-made family), I held the reins of my life in a loose, confident grip. I was omniscient and invincible.

I dismissed experienced advice personally and, sometimes, professionally. My work supervisors’ knowledge, I thought, was dated. I wanted no part of their obsolete, burnt-out, driven tips. Older stepmoms were equally irrelevant for a slew of reasons. Continue reading “A Veteran Stepmom Speaks: Inside the January 2018 Issue”

Transform Your Stepfamily: Inside the January 2018 Issue

Transform Your StepfamilyTransform Your Stepfamily: 4 Keys to Create Lasting Success and a Life You Love! BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

Ringing in a New Year, for most, is full of resolutions and commitments to make the next 12 months better than the prior ones. Unfortunately the excitement that surrounds these aspirations quickly fades, as the realities of day-to-day life take hold and the newness wanes.

What if you applied that effort, instead, toward transforming your stepfamily culture? Continue reading “Transform Your Stepfamily: Inside the January 2018 Issue”

Inside the December 2017 Issue

StepMom Magazine December 2017

The December 2017 issue HERE!

Check out what we’re talking about this month:
→ Tips to reduce holiday stress (and drama!)
→ Advice for when you feel like an outsider
→ An interview with “Erased Family” filmmaker: Ginger Gentile
→ Ways you can help grieving kids during the holidays
→ Strategies for dealing with those jealous feelings
→ And more!

Here’s what else you’ll find inside: Continue reading “Inside the December 2017 Issue”