Inside the July 2020 Issue

See what else is inside the July 2020 issue …  Continue reading “Inside the July 2020 Issue”

Inside the July 2018 Issue

StepMom July 2018The July 2018 issue is HERE!

This month we’re talking about:
→ Codependency
→ Interfering In-laws
→ Prenup Agreements
→ Feeling Like an Outsider
→ Being Childless by Choice
→ Advice for Stepmoms Who Overthink
→ Why Stepkids Don’t Consider us Family
→ Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Relationship
→ And much more!

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

Childfree by Choice: Inside the July 2018 Issue

Childfree by ChoiceChildfree by Choice: Research Proves You Should Ignore Your Critics By Christine G. Adamo

I was recently privy to a convo between two women with similar yet different childfree experiences. Both were childless-by-choice, never wanting kids of their own. While Claire had longed to foster or adopt, both of her ex-husbands balked at that option. They were bent on biological—or nothing at all—hence their ex-ness.

“It seems egotistical to me,” Claire said. “What’s so special about having kids of your own? I don’t get it and I can have kids. I come from a long line of fertile women.” Continue reading “Childfree by Choice: Inside the July 2018 Issue”

Inside the May 2018 Issue

Stepmom May 2018The May 2018 issue is HERE!

This month we’re talking about:
→ Mother’s Day
→ Stepmother’s Day (Yes, it exists!)
→ Feeling like an outsider
→ Dealing with infertility
→ Special needs stepkids
→ Making your relationship a priority
→ Full-time stepmoms
→ Advice for childless & childfree stepmoms
→ And much more!

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

Childless & Childfree Stepmoms: Inside the May 2018 Issue

Childless Childfree StepmomsChildless? Childfree?
What You Need to Know About Stepkids, Cotton Candy and Pink Elephants
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

SPOILER ALERT: Being a childless or childfree stepmom, in a relationship with someone who has kids, will probably be one of the hardest things you’ll ever do.

I’m not kidding, but there’s a yang to that yin: Being a childless or childfree stepmom, in a relationship with someone who has kids, will be one of the greatest opportunities you’ll ever have to grow as a human being. Continue reading “Childless & Childfree Stepmoms: Inside the May 2018 Issue”

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”

Stepmoms and Infertility: Inside the April 2018 Issue

Childless StepmomThe Childless Stepmom
6 Ways to Cope With Infertility
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

How many times have you been asked, “Do you have any children?” For as many times as I’ve been asked (hint: a lot), I still feel uncomfortable each and every time. My heart drops to my belly and I feel a lump in my throat. I then explain that I have a 17-year-old stepson who lives with us full-time.

My response is most frequently followed by, “So, do you plan to have children of your own?” Continue reading “Stepmoms and Infertility: Inside the April 2018 Issue”

Create a United Front: Inside the January 2017 Issue

Create a United FrontI’ve Got Your Back! Stepcouples Must Present A United Front—Here’s Why by Trevor Mullineaux, LMFT

Who comes first in your heart— your kids or your partner? In many stepfamilies, finding the right balance between, “My kids come first,” and, “My partner is my priority,” can be a daily struggle. The conflict it creates can chip away at a stepcouple’s emotional connection. In fact, this tension is one of the reasons many stepfamilies implode. Continue reading “Create a United Front: Inside the January 2017 Issue”

Stepmoms and Forgiveness: In the Aug. 2016 Issue

Stepmoms and Forgiveness
Inside the August 2016 Issue

Stepmoms and Forgiveness: How and Why to Give It—Even If It’s Not Earned! by Brenda Snyder, LCSW

A stepmother’s relationships are complicated. And it can be difficult to maintain your identity—the very personality traits that make you who you are (a superwoman committed to the love of your life and his kids)—as you navigate the rocky terrain of joining a family that formed well before you came on the scene. Continue reading “Stepmoms and Forgiveness: In the Aug. 2016 Issue”

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”