The January 2016 issue of StepMom Magazine is HERE!
This month marks StepMom Magazine’s 7th anniversary! To celebrate, we’ve packed this special edition with information to make your life as a stepmom easier by revealing the truth about becoming a stepmom and sharing tips to help you succeed. This issue is full of candid admissions and insights from therapists, best-selling authors, lawyers, and stepmoms on the front lines.
Wednesday Martin, PhD, author of Stepmonster, shares what she’s learned in her research on stepmom resentment. Feel like you’ve lost yourself since becoming a stepmom? Heather Hetchler offers a few resolutions for reclaiming your old self. And Christina Roach explores the unique impact infertility has on stepmoms.
And that’s just a sampling. Here’s everything you’ll find inside this month’s issue:
THE JANUARY 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Stepfamily Growing Pains
Tips on Handling Teens Who Don’t (or Won’t!) Come Around Anymore
BY MARY T. KELLY, M.A.
The Secret Pain Many Stepmoms Suffer
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC
Tips for Understanding Your Stepkids
Start the New Year Off Right!
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
COVER STORY! Jamie Tompkins: TV Journalist—and Stepmom!
The Seattle-Based TV Anchor on Stepmoms, Stereotypes and Media Shortfalls
INTERVIEW BY BRENDA OCKUN, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF STEPMOM MAGAZINE
“I Wish His Kids Weren’t …”
Stepmoms and Resentment: What It Means and Why You’re Not Alone
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD
A Stepchild’s Perspective on Forging Relationships
Understanding What Works and What Doesn’t
BY TRISHA LADOGNA
What I Think About … Do Overs
Tips for Reclaiming Your Old Self
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
New Year’s Resolutions for Remarried Dads
5 Ways Fathers Can Double Down on Their Dadhood
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG
Family and Matrimonial Law Mediation
The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ
THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More
The Ever-Growing Stepfamily
How Timing Affects Your Stepgrandmother Experience
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
Stepmom Sanity Savers
10 Things You Can Stop Worrying About in 2016
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON
REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.