StepMom Magazine is a digital publication you can enjoy reading anytime, anywhere.

Jan. 2013 Issue


Popular topics included in this issue:
Paternity. The Ours Baby. Expecting Stepmoms. Relocating. New Home. Putting the Marriage First. Same-sex Stepcouples. Weddings. Emotional Intelligence. Communication Tips.

Who comes First? My Child or My Partner?
By Dianne Martin, BSW, RSW
Misplaced priorities create conflict, confusion and chaos in a stepfamily.

Co-Parenting in Same-Sex Relationships
By Diane Greene, Certified Stepfamily Coach
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one-quarter of all same-sex households have children. It’s time to address same-sex co-parenting.

Building Your Stepchild’s Self-Esteem
By Heather Hetchler
An interview with stepmom Dawn Lyons, a self-esteem coach.

Stepmother of the Bride: 10 Things Women with Stepchildren Need To Know
By Brenda Snyder, LCSW
How to survive with dignity and class when your stepchildren get married.

Emotional Intelligence and the Stepmom: Being the Observer
By Joan Sarin, M.S.
An ongoing series that examines the fundamental EQ competencies of knowing yourself, choosing your responses and giving of yourself.

BRENDA’S CORNER: Letter From The Publisher

STEPMOM MEMOIRS: The Redheaded Stepchild
Learning How to Celebrate the Stepfamily
By Stacy Spencer Thompson

STEPFAMILY LIFE: Relocating or Moving Into a New Home?
A Little Planning and Creativity Can Make the Transition Easier on Your Stepkids
By Bridgit Buffington

 LEGAL MATTERS: Paternity Testing and a Father’s Rights
By Lara R. Badain, Esq.

LIFE ON THE TIPPING POINT: Making a House Our Home
Decorating with Purpose
By Ms. Taken

ON THE MONEY: Money Matters!
Talking About Money is Good for Your Relationship
By Emily Bouchard, MSSW

What To Do When You Want a Child of Your Own … But He Doesn’t
By Laura Petherbridge

LIFE WITH LISA: Mother Of Three
Life Happens When We’re Busy Making Other Plans
By Lisa Bradshaw

COUPLES CORNER: Walking on Eggshells
Five Reasons Your Man Might Be Tiptoeing Around You
By Mary T. Kelly, M.A.

FOOD AND FUN: Chicken Noodle Soup
By Ashley Grant

 STYLISH STEPMOM: New Year = New You
Choosing Workout Gear to Start the Year Right
By Heidi Ducato