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stepmoms on blended familiesFaculty Member: Diana Shepherd, Editorial Director and Co-Founder of Divorce Magazine

Faculty Member: Martha Chan, Founder of The Divorce School, Co-Owner of Divorce Magazine and DivorcedMoms.com

Diana and Martha discuss their experiences as stepmoms and offer their best advice to viewers. Topics covered include: questions you should answer before marrying a person with children; when to be a parent and when to take a backseat; how to deal with different parenting styles between you and the children’s parent(s); how and why to befriend your spouse’s ex; and the secret to creating a successful blended family.


Diana Shepherd is the Editorial Director and co-founder of Divorce Magazine and www.DivorceMagazine.com. She is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®, an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally recognized expert on divorce, finance, remarriage, and stepfamily issues. Diana has written and edited hundreds of articles about divorce-related issues since 1996, and she is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce and finance – both to local groups and national organizations.

Martha Chan is the Founder of The Divorce School. She also co-owns Divorce Magazinewww.DivorceMagazine.com, and DivorcedMoms.com with her husband Dan Couvrette. She has been an educator, speaker, and marketer for more than 35 years. She is responsible for all 7 websites her company owns, which reach 3,000,000+ visitors. She also manages and writes for multiple blogs.


What you will learn from this video session: “Two Stepmoms Talk about Love and the Blended Family”

stepmomThis session will:

  • share Diana’s and Martha’s experiences as stepmoms
  • explain the secrets to making a blended family work
  • offer tips for parenting as a stepparent
  • discuss the core of what makes remarriage successful
  • examine how to develop a good relationship with your spouse’s ex.

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