Appearances and Events
Current or Upcoming
Feb. – Apr. 2020, “Stepmothering When One Parent Has Passed,” a StepMom Magazine three-part article series by Diane Ingram Fromme in February, March, and April.
February 2020 Summary: The Beginning ~The stepmom/widower relationship contains more rich layers of complexity than meet the eye, especially when children are entrenched in your home full-time. Be prepared—not surprised— by the number of “sneaky gotchas” which can catch you off guard. The death of a wife and mom changes family dynamics drastically, in at least five ways…What are they? And how you can help your grieving family and care for yourself?
March 6, 2020, “The Discipline Trap in Stepfamilies,” a live and recorded webinar with special guest Dr. Patricia Papernow, distinguished stepfamily researcher and author of several books including Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t.
April 25, 2020: Blended and Blessed live OR livestream stepparenting symposium presented by Family Life Blended. Live location: Houston, TX. Livestream capabilities at your church or home.
June 16 – 20 2020, Tempe, AZ: Reach out to connect at the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium.
April 16, 2020: The Stepmom Connection Goes Digital In April, Special guest Lauren Reitsema, author of In Their Shoes, tells it like it is from a stepchild’s perspective. The Stepmom Connection is a place for HOPE through stepmom community, conversation, and celebration! Stepparenting the Grieving Child is proud to be a partner working for the good of all stepmoms, because we are better together!
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2020, Chicago, IL: Reach out to connect at the national Stepfamily Summit through Family Life Blended. More information to come.
July 16, 2019, Nashville, TN: Presented at and put on The Stepmom Connection, a place for stepmom community, conversation, and celebration! Stepparenting the Grieving Child is proud to be a partner working for the good of all stepmoms, because we are better together!
June 17, 2019: Diane Ingram Fromme and Carri Taylor presented “What Compassionate Grief Support Looks like in Stepfamilies” for the National Alliance for Grieving Children Symposium.
March 4, 2019, Parenting after Divorce: Lynnae and Michael Pompeo debuted a free video series containing short interviews with 20+ parenting, co-parenting and stepparenting experts! The theme: How to create an extraordinary partnership with your ex or with your current partner, so that your kids are free to thrive! In her interview, Diane talks about the losses stepfamily members experience, and more.
Feb. 6, 2019, The Widowed Parent Podcast, Episode 12: Podcaster Jenny Lisk interviewed Diane for some practical advice about the role of a stepparent in a grieving family, tips for disciplining kids when you partner with a widow or widower to raise kids, and much more.
June 28, 2018, San Antonio, TX: At the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium, Diane presented her workshop “Out of Sync: Recognizing the conflicting needs of stepparents, parents, and grieving children.” This session was accepted through the NAGC’s application and evaluation process.
Oct. 26-27, 2017, Nashville, TN: At the national Stepfamily Summit through Family Life Blended, Diane was invited to share how to connect with kids who are grieving in her breakout session, “Parenting Grieving Children: Learning to Connect With Loss.”
Please watch this space for more events to come.
News and Awards
May-June, 2018, Denver, CO: 20% of all Stepparenting the Grieving Child sales is donated to Judi’s House in Denver, to help provide services so that no child should grieve alone.
April 6, 2018, Austin, TX: The International Book Publishers Association (IBPA) named Stepparenting the Grieving Child their Benjamim Franklin Awards Gold Winner in Parenting and Family.
October, 2017, Fort Collins, CO: Stepparenting the Grieving Child wins the Mom’s Choice Gold Award level of recognition in parenting products.
Aug. 19, 2017, Denver, CO: The Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA) has named Stepparenting the Grieving Child an awards finalist in three categories: Self Help (gold), Cover Design (silver), and Family & Relationships (bronze).
New listenable resource! Had a great time with podcaster Jenny Lisk of The Widowed Parent Podcast. Our discussion included the role of the stepparent when a parent has died or disappeared, how to visualize the discipline process in a stepfamily, and more. To see what opportunities to listen, watch, and connect are coming up, go […]
6/28/2018 ~ At the National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) Symposium, Diane presented her workshop “Out of Sync: Recognizing the conflicting needs of stepparents, parents, and grieving children.” This session was accepted through the NAGC’s application and evaluation process. 10/26 – 27/2017 ~ Blended families and those ministering to blended families should not miss Family Life Blended’s […]
If you’re stepparenting or supporting grieving children, keep up with Diane Ingram Fromme (public page), for articles, inspiration, and appearances. To join a private discussion community about stepparenting grieving children, request to join Stepparenting the Grieving Child. Our community has already generated some deep and meaningful discussions!
BlogTalk Radio: The Daily Author #92 (2.2.17) Becoming a stepparent to a grieving child is not uncommon. Those who come into such an environment need a guidebook to help them through the process. Today’s guest has written such a book, Stepparenting the Grieving Child, and it’s scheduled for release in March of 2017. Today’s Guest: Diane Fromme — […]
The Stepparenting the Grieving Child foreword is written by Dr. Patricia L. Papernow, psychologist, internationally recognized stepfamily expert, and author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships.