The January 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is here!
Being a stepmom is a lot like making New Year’s resolutions. You begin with high hopes and great intentions. You set lofty goals. You formulate a plan and you try your hardest to stick to it. Then? Life happens. The stepkids act up. The ex drags your partner back to court. You find yourself simultaneously juggling child support payments, visitation schedules and different parenting philosophies.
Over time? Your enthusiasm wanes. Some days? You feel like you’re right back where you started—at square one. Yet, with new resolve, you start over. (Again.)
Find your strength and the power to start over (if you need to) and make it your best year ever! Here’s what you’ll find inside when you subscribe:
THE JANUARY ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
A Family Mission Statement
Creating a Purpose-Filled Stepfamily
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
What to Expect When Your Stepkids Are Expecting
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
Tired of New Year’s Resolutions?
This Year Take the Stepmom Challenge!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Who’s Been Sleeping In YOUR Bed?
Tips for Stepmoms Who Want to Reclaim Their Space
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Times Two
If You Could Make the Choice to Marry a Man With Children Again, Would You?
BY THE SECOND WIFE
What I Think About … Starting Over (Again)
No Kids Allowed!
Why Creating a Stepkid- Free Zone in Your Home Isn’t Selfish—It’s Smart!
BY JENNA KORF
THE INSIDE SCOOP
Things I Wish My Stepmom Knew
Uncensored Comments From Stepkids (Like Yours!)
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE
The Kid In You
How Childhood Experiences Affect Your Stepfamily Relationships
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
The Heartbreak of Parental Alienation
A Personal Message About a Recent Case
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ
THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More
One Stepmother’s Take on a New Parenting Schedule
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON
WORDS OF WISDOM
The Power of Forgiveness
Can’t Let Go of a Grudge? Here Are 3 Rewards You’ll Get If You Do
BY GAYLA GRACE
THE NEXT GENERATION
Don’t Be Such a Nag!
How to Get Your Stepkids to Listen With Just One Word
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW
REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.