The November 2015 issue of StepMom Magazine is HERE!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s a time of the year when we collectively gather to focus on our blessings, not our burdens. In her article on page 15, Trisha Ladogna explains why practicing gratitude–even when we don’t want to–can improve our outlook, our attitude and our overall well-being. But let’s be honest. Feeling grateful, when our lives feel particularly difficult, isn’t easy.
So how do you give thanks when stepfamily life is challenging? You practice. We’ll show you how and much more (like how to stop stressing over the ex, how to get your stepkids to communicate more and what to do if your partner feels caught in the middle between you and his kids) inside this month’s issue.
Here’s what you get when you subscribe:
The November 2015 Issue | Table of Contents
The Stepfamily Recipe
Satisfy Your Stepfamily’s Needs by Recognizing Its Unique Ingredients
BY DIANNE MARTIN, BSW, RSW
Gratitude for Stepmoms
The Benefits of Being Thankful Every Day
BY TRISHA LADOGNA
When You Don’t Feel Thankful at the Holidays
A Poem of Choice
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
Games, Strategies and Apps for Great Conversation
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
Mom vs. Stepmom
Free Yourself From Competition With the Ex
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
What I Think About … Gratitude (when life simply stinks)
Dear Divorced Celebrity Dad
Handling Divorce Like a Superstar Father (An Open Letter)
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG
THE NEXT GENERATION
Stepmoms, Love and Logic
Set Firm Yet Loving Limits
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW
Providing Medical Consent
Do Stepparents Have Any Rights?
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ
THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More
How Did We Get Here?
An Insider’s Look at Stepfamily Relationship Changes
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON
Caught in the Crossfire
What Every Stepmom Should Know About Her Partner’s Pain
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
What’s In a Name, Stepmom?
Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Stepfamily Life
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC
REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES