"If I never reached out for stepmom help, I don't know if I'd be happy today. It is a wild ride with lots of unique challenges. There are so many people who understood me and have helped me along the way.. It took me a while to realise I wasn't alone on this journey."
- Rene, Iowa
- Rene, Iowa
Private Facebook Forum: The Unapologetic StepMom
Closed facebook community (group forum) of 19,000+ of stepmoms around the world
Private Facebook Forum: The StepMom Mafia
Closed facebook community (group forum) of 27,000+ of stepmoms around the world
The StepTalk forums is a public space where you can contribute to existing topics of conversation with users, or start your own. There's a forum category for just about everything related to stepparenting.
Mary T Kelly
A marriage and family psychotherapist and writer who has been specializing in working with women who are dating, partnered with or married to men with children, step-couples and stepfamilies for over 15 years. She works with clients through Skype or FaceTime domestically and internationally. Mary runs support groups, both face-to-face in Boulder and online. She is a contributing writer for Huffington Post and Stepmom Magazine. Upcoming book: "Eyes Wide Open"
When Claudette and her husband came together in 1990, they both brought their dreams, hopes and kids to the relationship. It didn’t take long for issues to arise involving the children, the exes, them as a couple, and the whole family. Traditional therapists were not able to help and there were few other resources available.
Claudette returned to school to study psychology, communication, and family dynamics — and there, she began to understand that stepfamilies had a distinct set of needs that were not being addressed by anyone.
A certified stepfamily coach who draws on her own experiences as a stepmom to help others. On her blog, Jenna explores tricky topics, like the importance of sticking up for yourself, making time for self-care, and how to keep your cool on family vacations. Jenna’s coaching side comes out in podcast-esque calls where she doles out advice with the help of other stepmom experts. She offers coaching sessions ,a community of stepmoms, and survival kits.