See what else is inside the June 2019 issue … Continue reading “Inside the June 2019 Issue”
The June 2018 issue is HERE!
This month’s Father’s Day Special Edition is designed specifically for couples to read—together!
The articles this month will help you and your partner team up to tackle a variety of topics divorced dads, re-partnered dads and stepdads struggle with most often. Stepmoms worldwide tell us they look forward to this annual edition because it’s a great conversation starter!
Here’s the full list of what’s inside this month: Continue reading “Inside the June 2018 Issue”
DEAR PRINCE CHARMING: 6 THINGS YOUR STEPMOM WIFE NEEDS YOU TO DO BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
Women who fall in love with men who have children are a special breed. We are highly capable, successful, loving women who are good problem solvers and organizers. We are independent partners who make great choices and have skills around identifying our needs and getting them met. We are difficult to intimidate and never saw a challenge we couldn’t conquer. Continue reading “Tips for Remarried Men: Inside the June 2018 Issue”
HE SAID, SHE SAID: HOW TO GET YOUR POINT ACROSS WITHOUT ARGUING BY MARY T KELLY, MA
Both stepfamily couples and first family couples come to my office with the hopes of being heard. Each partner gives me their own side of the story and then looks at me expectantly, as if I’m a referee who’s going to give a decision in one of their favors.
She says: “I’ve told him—over and over again—what needs to change. Nothing happens.” Continue reading “Tips for Remarried Couples: Inside the June 2018 Issue”
WHAT DIVORCED DADS WANT: 5 WAYS TO HELP HIM BE A GREAT PARENT BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW
Being a stepmom is hard work. There are no ifs, ands or buts about it! On top of that, we strive to find success and balance in careers, in family life and in our friendships. With all of that responsibility, we may lose sight of one of our most important roles—that of supporting and validating our partners. Continue reading “What Divorced Dads Want: Inside the June 2018 Issue”
The October 2017 issue HERE!
Inside this month’s edition you’ll get:
→ HELP if there’s a high conflict ex in your life
→ ADVICE if you feel like you always put your stepkids’ needs above your own
→ TIPS for responding to people who say “You knew he had kids”
→ WISE WORDS for hubby if he can’t say NO to the kids’ mom
→ PRACTICAL TRICKS for making shared holidays less stressful
→ And more!
Here’s what else you’ll find inside: Continue reading “Inside the October 2017 Issue”
No. I’m not obsessing over or otherwise pining away for my ex, Mike. While he and I were never married or engaged, I was hip to being a stepmom and wrapped up in loving him—certain he was The One. Similarly to how you may have expressed it to your man, I told him he was the guy I’d waded thru years of relationship rigmarole to get to. Hmpf! Continue reading “Take Your Ex and Shove It! Inside the Oct. 2017 Issue”
In honor of the men we love, this month’s Father’s Day Special Edition is designed specifically to cater to Dad’s needs.
Written “For the Men!” in our lives, it helps you and your partner team up to tackle a variety of topics divorced dads, repartnered dads and stepdads struggle with most often.
Stepmoms worldwide tell us they look forward to this annual edition because it’s a great conversation starter—an issue you can both read (and enjoy) together! Here’s a look at what’s inside: Continue reading “Inside the June 2017 Issue”
Dear Dad: She can’t do it without you.
You’ve married an incredible woman. She makes you smile, supports your work, laughs at your jokes and has agreed to help you raise your children. How awesome is that?!
However, her ability to fulfill the role of stepmom is dependent upon you doing yours. Continue reading “Stepparenting Is a Team Sport: Inside the June 2017 Issue”
Set Your Stepfamily Up for Success: 8 Ways to Make Life Easier on the Woman You Love—and Your Kids! by Brenda Snyder, LCSW
You’re probably starting to gather that being a stepmom is not easy. Your job, as the man in the middle, is no picnic either. All you really want is peace: for everyone to get along and for the tension and conflict to disappear for good. Falling in love with a great woman was a good start, as she can help you make that happen.
In theory, the woman you adore and the children who light up your world ought to get along. Life should sail smoothly along. This is sometimes easier said than done. Continue reading “Stepfamily Success: Inside the June 2017 Issue”