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Why Did the Remarried Couple with Kids Make Two Turkeys?

Published by Wednesday Martin
Women with stepchildren often find holidays stressful. How to cope...
Women with stepchildren often find holidays stressful. How to cope...

If you're a woman with stepkids, you might already know the answer. How are you and your husband or partner with kids celebrating Thanksgiving? With or without the kids? Together or apart? Your relatives, his, or both? Who's cooking?


Stepmom Magazine's January Issue is Here...

Published by Wednesday Martin
Read all about it--a publication by, for and about women with stepkids!
Read all about it--a publication by, for and about women with stepkids!

Happy New Year, and happy 3rd birthday to Stepmom Magazine. The January issue has more of what you count on it for...sound advice, reassurance, and insight from stepparenting experts and authors like Mary Kelly-Williams, Susan Wisdom, Jenna Korf and Heather Hetchler, to name a few. Check it out...including my piece, "Pulling the Plug on Perfect," about how letting go of our fixation on happy endings and blended families frees us up to enjoy our lives and our relationships as never before.


Happy Thanksgiving!

Published by Wednesday Martin
Hope your holiday is really cute!
Hope your holiday is really cute!
Hope your holiday is really cute!

Sticks and Stones...A Stepmother's Guide to Being Disliked

Published by Wednesday Martin
Being disliked takes a toll on women especially
Being disliked takes a toll on women especially

I recently wrote an article about Stepmothers and being disliked (look for it in the September Issue of StepMom Magazine). Tolerating that others may dislike us for reasons beyond our control, and in spite of our best efforts, is an important skill to develop.


What are the two most powerful words in a remarriage with children?

Published by Wednesday Martin
What are they saying?!
What are they saying?!

The August issue of Stepmom Magazine is live! In it you will find lots of helpful articles that address the topics that matter to you, including mine on the two most powerful words in a remarriage with children...Mary Kelly-Williams on grief in stepfamilies; Peggy Nolan on remarriage with kids and military deployment; as well as fantastic pieces by Joan Sarin, Susan Swanson, Susan Wisdom, and many other experts on repartnership with children. You'll have to subscribe to read the articles...but it's well worth the price. I know, it's really cheap of me to set you up this way.