Today I’m talking to Beth McDonough, my partner in Stepfamily Magazine, which includes the Stepmom Summit, the Stepfamily Circle Membership, and our upcoming Stepmom Retreat (we still have one spot for you if you’re looking for a getaway!).

In this episode, you’ll get a sneak peek into how we work, as we shoot the breeze talking about all the things – especially what we’d go back and tell our younger selves as new stepmoms.

About Beth:

Beth McDonough is a badass stepmom coach and happens to be my business partner over at Stepfamily Magazine. We started our partnership when we co-founded The Stepmom Summit a few years ago and have been working together ever since to create more resources for stepfamilies. Beth runs The Inclusive Stepmom, where she takes stepmoms from hopeless to happy through 1:1 and group coaching and courses. 

Her work has been featured in NPR, Good Morning America, 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.


On her website,

Instagram: @theinclusivestepmom

Facebook: @theinclusivestepmom


The 2023 Stepmom Retreat [November 9-11, St. George, Utah]

Stepfamily Magazine

The Stepfamily Circle Membership


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