Stepfamily Magazine wouldn’t be possible without the help and support of some remarkable writers. We give them a big round of applause, and we genuinely thank them for contributing their work to help educate and support the stepfamily community.
Anita is a step/mum to 7, ranging from tweens to adults. As a child of divorce and a divorced mum, she was completely unprepared for life married to a man in a high conflict relationship with his ex. This led to her current career, helping others deal with complex stepfamily dynamics. She lives in New Zealand but works with clients in North America and Australasia. She specialises in helping families navigate high conflict situations and those dealing with trauma. She is a certified stepfamily coach, with graduate and post-graduate qualifications in psychology. Along with co-founding Stepfamily Magazine, she also found the Institute of Step-Family Dynamics and mentors other step-family coaches and professionals.
Originally a Vancouver Island native, Michelle now resides in California where she is an ex-corporate slave, writer, artist, mother, stepmother & wife. Join Michelle as she explores & stumbles through society, parenting, step-parenting, health, beauty, relationships & much more. Visit Michelle at The Pondering Nook site, as well as her Facebook & Twitter Pages.
Martin is a certified Stepparent Coach and a stepdad of over 20 years. His passion is using his experience to help and advise stepparents as they navigate the challenges of life as a blended family, including dealing with toxic exes, establishing boundaries and house rules, improving communication with partners and children, and the importance of self-care. He also runs the Facebook stepparent support group The Step Parent Family. You can find out more about Martin, including helpful tips and articles on his website or on Instagram.
Jenna Korf is the owner of StepmomHelp. and founder and CEO of Stepmomz, the first mobile app for stepmoms. She’s a certified stepfamily coach and relationship coach and co-author of the book Skirts at War: Beyond Divorced Mom/Stepmom Conflict. Jenna has been working with stepmoms for over a decade, through one on one coaching, online courses, and in-person retreats, and she offers a Stepparent Coach Certification program for coaches and therapists. You can follow her along on Facebook and Instagram and you can find her helping stepmoms inside the Stepmomz app.
Beth McDonough, Certified Stepfamily Coach, is the owner and founder of The Inclusive Stepmom where she has taken thousands of stepmoms from hopeless to happy through 1:1 coaching, group coaching, and her signature Calm Over Chaos course. She is also the co-host and co-founder of the annual Stepmom Summit.
Beth specializes in being a child of divorce, LGBTQ+ dynamics, being a childless stepmom, infertility, dealing with the ex in a small town, and strengthening stepfamilies through focusing on your relationship with your partner. Her work has been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, StepMom Magazine, Stepparent Magazine, SheKnows Parenting, BabyCenter, Stepmomming, Stepmomz, and ParentMap.