The mission of Stepfamily Magazine is to be the leading publication in helping all stepfamilies create a better everyday life. We accomplish this by providing our readers and subscribers with the highest quality, research-based practical tools, educational insight, professional recommendations, and interactive forums to empower them to navigate their unique family dynamic. Through our inclusive, comprehensive content and events, the magazine seeks to inspire a new stepfamily narrative and empower stepfamilies of all backgrounds, cultures, family structures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religions.
Meet the Team
CO-CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Cameron Normand is Co-founder of The Stepmom Summit, host of The Stepmom Diaries podcast, and founder/CEO of This Custom Life, where she provides stepmoms with tools and advice to help them manage their blended family lives. She is a Certified Stepparent Coach, the creator of the BLENDED Family Formula For Stepmom Success, and author of The Stepmom’s Gratitude Journal. Her work has appeared in Business Insider, Upjourney, the Today Parenting Team, and StepMom Magazine, among others. Cameron received her BA from the University of South Carolina and her JD from Emory University School of Law. By day, she is a corporate politico in the Washington, D.C. area and serves on several non-profit boards. She was named one of the Washington Business Journal’s, “Women Who Mean Business.”
Dr. Patricia Papernow
RESEARCH AND CLINICAL ADVISOR
Dr. Patricia Papernow is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on “blended families.” She is the author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t, which has been called “the best book ever written on the subject,” and “a remarkable achievement.” With Karen Bonnell, she wrote The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious to Forming a “Blended Family,” a practical guide that helps recoupling parents and their partners create a successful stepfamily. Dr. Papernow has written over 30 professional articles and book chapters. She provides training and consultation all over the U.S. and internationally to clinicians, guidance counselors, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, clergy, lawyers, judges and others on the front lines with stepfamily challenges.
Dr. Papernow is a member of the Experts Council of the National Stepfamily Resource Center and is the recipient of the 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology from the American Psychological Association. She is the Director of the Institute for Stepfamily Education and a psychologist in private practice in Hudson, MA.
You can find Dr. Papernow HERE.
CO-CEO & EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Beth McDonough is Co-founder and Co-host of The Stepmom Summit, a Certified Stepparent Coach, and owner of The Inclusive Stepmom, where she takes stepmoms from hopeless to happy through 1:1 coaching, group coaching, and her signature Calm Over Chaos course. Her work has been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, StepMom Magazine, SheKnows Parenting, BabyCenter, Bustle, Romper, Mom2.0, and ParentMap. The Inclusive Stepmom was also named one of the best stepparenting blogs by Healthline in 2020. Beth has a Master of Arts degree in English Literature from Gannon University in Erie, PA. Currently, she works as the Director of Content at digital marketing agency &Marketing and serves on the Marketing Committee for the Crawford County Housing Coalition.