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Holiday DO’s & DON’Ts for Happy Stepmoms:
Holidays can be tough, especially this year, it seems. Money is tight, unemployment is up and the country is in political turmoil. The kids are due to visit, and you’re torn between looking forward to it and dreading potential schedule changes and drama with their mom...
What Does Good Luck Have to do With Being a Stepmother?
A lot according to Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. and author of “Stepmonster”.  Martin explained in the March 2011 issue of StepMom Magazine that stepmoms with the following circumstances typically report higher levels of happiness and satisfaction.
Second Marriages: 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship
You hear it all the time from stepfamily experts, parenting blogs and marriage therapists: “Put your relationship first.” But how?
It’s easy to get caught up in the daily drama that plagues many stepfamilies. Talk between couples can tend to center around problems with the ex, discipline issues invol…
Why Stepmoms Really Just Want To Be Liked
You’re a woman. And there is a vast body of research stretching back to the early 1970s which suggests women are more “relational” than men. That means we derive not only satisfaction and self-esteem, but also our very sense of self, from being in successf…
Stepmoms: Got Stress?
Start your own support group and get by with a little help from your friends!
Stepmoms everywhere are forming support groups. If you've already formed a group, kudos to you! However, if you haven’t started yet, please consider reaching out to other stepmoms—they are everywh…
StepMom Support Groups, Why You Should Join!
I’ve led stepmother support groups for about 15 years now. Just when I think I’ve heard it all, someone new joins up with the tale that takes the cake. Professionals will tell you that support groups are good for the soul: you realize you’re not crazy …