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Stepmom January 2017
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Jan. 2017 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: How to create a united front with your partner. Protecting your assets if you have teen stepkids. Self-compassion and self-care for stepmoms. How to set personal boundaries with your stepchildren. Handling your stepchild’s grief when mom is gone. Dealing with loneliness and outsider syndrome. Strategies and tips to make 2017 great!

THE JANUARY 2017 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

“I’ve Got Your Back!”
Stepcouples Must Present a United Front—Here’s Why
BY TREVOR MULLINEAUX, LMFT

Stepmoms and Rear-View Mirrors
4 Rules for Leaving Anger and Negativity Behind You
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Financing Your Stepkids’ Teen Years
Protect Yourself—and Your Savings —From the Teenage Money Pit
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Self-Compassion for Stepmoms
Learn to Be Kind and Compassionate to Yourself
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, MA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Me, Myself & I

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Stepmoms, It’s Time for a Fresh Start!
5 Strategies for a Happier and More Rewarding 2017
BY SUSAN SCHILD

VANTAGE POINT
Stepmoms and the Great Clothing Debate
Why I’ve Decided to Not Sweat the Skinny Jeans
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepkids Stuck Like Glue
Teaching Your Stepchildren to Respect Personal Boundaries
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

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

TIMEOUT
Resident Alien
6 Ways to Combat Loneliness in Stepfamily Land
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

WORDS OF WISDOM
When Mom Dies
A Guide to Handling Your Stepchild’s Grief
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Help Your Stepfamily Shine All Year Long
10 Tips for Making 2017 a Banner Year
BY AUDREY CADE, MA

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Maggie Murphy