The September 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is here!
Becoming a stepmom is like taking a crash course in subjects women never dream of studying: “How to Deal With an Angry Ex” and “Child Support 101” aren’t offered, as requirements or electives, in high school or university course catalogues. And yet? Millions of women find themselves tested every single day.
It’s like a taking a pop quiz you never studied for. Your patience is tested. Your ability to withstand character attacks is tested. Your stamina, your self-confidence, your relationship with your partner … they’re all repeatedly tested, too.
The good news is? You can ace these tests! We’re here to guide you through it. Every step of the way! Here’s what you’ll find inside when you subscribe:
THE SEPTEMBER 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
How Stepmoms’ and Stepdads’ Experiences Differ
BY TRISHA LADOGNA
Tired of Being a Stepmom?
Science Says Taking the High Road Isn’t Easy
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Getting Your Partner to Listen
Stepmom Strategies: Stop Harping and Be Heard
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
All Grown Up
When Life Hands You Adult Stepkids
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
What I Think About … Crash Courses
My Homework’s at Mom’s House
Help Your Stepkids Succeed by Educating Their Teachers
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW
Back So Soon?
The Big Adjustment: Going From Every Other Weekend to a 50/50 Split
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON
The Dangers of Acting as Your Own Attorney
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ
THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More
The Lessons of “Boyhood”
A Unique Film That Ups the Dadhood Confidence Quotient
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG
What’s Your EQ?
How Emotional Intelligence Benefits Stepmoms
BY JOAN SARIN, MS
REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.