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StepMom Magazine December 2016
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Dec. 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Holidays. Stepfamily Traditions. 2016 Round Up of Expert Tips and Advice. Body Language. Holiday Schedules. No Kids for the Holidays. Parenting Help for Your Partner. Outsider Syndrome. Finding Balance. And more!

THE DECEMBER 2016 Issue | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Dad’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Days
Ways to Help Your Partner Parent Better
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Stepfamily Holiday Blues
Learning to Celebrate a Season for Two
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Bring on the Holidays, Stepmom!
Ways to Thrive as Your Family Merges Its Traditions
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

StepMom Magazine 2016
Rounding Up the Year’s Best Expert Tips and Advice

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Ditching Tradition

WELLNESS ZONE
Strike a Power Pose, Stepmom!
What Science Reveals Could Help You Feel Like a Superhero
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

GUY THEORY
Remarried Dads Reinventing Traditions
Give your holidays more meaning—reimagine them!
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

VANTAGE POINT
Why I Say, “Screw It!”
Balancing His Kids’ Needs and Your Kids’ Needs Is Impossible
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More

EXPERT ADVICE
A Death in the (Step)Family
Should You Attend?
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Stepfamily Traditions
Feel Like You Don’t Belong, Stepmom? Give it Time!
BY AUDREY K. CADE, MS

WORDS OF WISDOM
Stepmoms, Schedules and Holiday Spirit
Make Time for Magic and Enjoy Your Holidays
BY ERIKA WILSON

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Kate Payne