Steve Harvey Show Stepmom Summit – Watch it this week!

Steve Harvey Stepmom SummitWatch the Steve Harvey Show Stepmom Summit featuring StepMom Magazine Publisher Brenda Ockun THIS Thursday (Jan. 21).

Brenda was invited on as a subject-matter-expert guest star, to discuss stepfamily issues alongside Steve’s wife Marjorie and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris (a former member of the R&B group Xscape and wife of rapper T.I.).

Together, the women will discuss all of the challenges that come along with being a stepmom, like how to discipline the kids, battles with the biological mom, finding your place in the relationship and the ugly label of the “evil stepmom.”

Read more about the show at http://www.steveharveytv.com/its-the-stepmom-summit/
and find when and where the show airs in your area at: http://SteveHarveyTV.com/watch/

Inside the January 2016 Issue of StepMom Magazine

StepMom Magazine January 2016
The January 2016 Issue

The January 2016 issue of StepMom Magazine is HERE!

This month marks StepMom Magazine’s 7th anniversary! To celebrate, we’ve packed this special edition with information to make your life as a stepmom easier by revealing the truth about becoming a stepmom and sharing tips to help you succeed. This issue is full of candid admissions and insights from therapists, best-selling authors, lawyers, and stepmoms on the front lines.

Wednesday Martin, PhD, author of Stepmonster, shares what she’s learned in her research on stepmom resentment. Feel like you’ve lost yourself since becoming a stepmom? Heather Hetchler offers a few resolutions for reclaiming your old self. And Christina Roach explores the unique impact infertility has on stepmoms.

And that’s just a sampling. Here’s everything you’ll find inside this month’s issue: Continue reading “Inside the January 2016 Issue of StepMom Magazine”

Interview with Jamie Tompkins – Inside the January 2016 Issue

Interview with Jamie Tompkins
Inside the January 2016 Issue

Jamie Tompkins – TV Journalist—and Stepmom! The Seattle-Based TV Anchor on Stepmoms, Stereotypes and Media Shortfalls Interview by Brenda Ockun, Founder and Publisher of StepMom Magazine

To say Jamie Tompkins is confident is an understatement. Over the last 10 years, this Q13 Fox News broadcast journalist has taken every opportunity to share her stepmom experience with audiences from coast to coast—on live TV no less.

It clearly takes a lot to rattle an anchor who’s no stranger to A-listers, grills politicians like nobody’s business, steps into jailhouses to interview convicted felons and chases down tornadoes in the name of journalism … without the slightest hint of a stray hair! Yet, she says, nothing prepared her for life’s toughest assignment: being a stepmom. Continue reading “Interview with Jamie Tompkins – Inside the January 2016 Issue”

Aviva Drescher – Inside the August 2015 issue

Aviva Drescher StepMom Magazine
Inside the August 2015 Issue

An Interview with Aviva Drescher: The Reality TV Personality Talks with StepMom Magazine’s Brenda Ockun about Fame, Family and Finding Happiness

Aviva Drescher lives a life that’s rich in experiences. She’s a mother, a stepmom, a philanthropist, an author and a former cast member of Bravo’s reality TV series, “The Real Housewives of New York City” (Seasons 5 and 6).

This month, Aviva shares her thoughts about stepfamily life, living in the limelight and overcoming obstacles during an interview with Brenda Ockun, the founder and publisher of StepMom Magazine.

Find out what you have in common with this celebrity stepmom in our telling interview—which begins on Page 14.

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Inside the August 2015 Issue of StepMom Magazine

StepMom Magazine August 2015The August 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is HERE!

This month’s issue features an exclusive interview with former “Real Housewives of New York City” cast member: Aviva Drescher!

Aviva is a celebrity and a stepmom (like you!) who understands what it’s like to have your every move broadcast under the glare of a spotlight, while people you don’t even know make assumptions about you.

Find out what you have in common with this celebrity stepmom in our telling interview—which begins on Page 14.

Here’s what’s inside for subscribers: Continue reading “Inside the August 2015 Issue of StepMom Magazine”

6 Things Remarried Dads Owe Their Stepmom Wives

This article by Joel Schwartzberg originally appeared in the Dec. 2009 issue of StepMom Magazine.

When Hollywood superstar Sandra Bullock married TV celebrity Jesse James, she took on the most challenging part of her life – not just his wife, but stepmother to his five-year-old daughter Sunny. Fresh from playing a reluctant romantic partner in The Proposal, Bullock jumped into her reality role with complete commitment, slowing her career, facing down a trouble-prone ex-wife, comforting a stressed-out husband, connecting with James’ two other children, and by her own admission, putting personal motherhood plans on hold for Sunny’s benefit. Continue reading “6 Things Remarried Dads Owe Their Stepmom Wives”