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Feb. 2012 Issue


Popular topics included in this edition:
Veteran Stepmom Advice. Putting the Marriage First. Widows & Visitation. Childless, Child-free. Couples Communication. Managing Expectations.

Seasoned Stepmoms: I’ll Have What She’s Having!
By Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
Learning what satisfied, experienced stepmothers have in common will help you find happiness in your own partnership with stepkids.

To Have or Not to Have Your Own Biological Children? That is the Question, Stepmoms
By Carrie Collins Fadell
A stepmom’s personal account of her continuing struggle with the decision of whether or not to have her own children.

Things My Husband Wished I Knew
By Donna Dennis Munoz
The author learned many lessons from her husband-once she decided to listen and trust.

When Harry Met Sally, Again
By Peggy Nolan, MA, RYT
A story of rekindled love in an excerpt from Peggy Nolan’s untitled book.

Brenda’s Corner
Letter from the publisher

Readers respond to the January issue.

Urban Stepmom
Lisa Bagshaw on the importance of making time for your Valentine.

Couples Corner
Susan Wisdom, M.A., reflects on 36 years with her Valentine.

Legal Matters
Lara Badain, Esq., answers your legal questions.

Life on the Tipping Point
Ms. Taken on unrealistic expectations of motherly love.

Stepfamily Life
Emily Bouchard, MSSW, with strategies for working through differing viewpoints.

Time Out
Valerie Waldron Hedlund’s workout for two.

Social Network
Facebook fans answer the question: How do you respond when a stranger refers to you as “Mom” in front of your stepkids?

From the Kitchen
Elizabeth Guerra’s recipes for Valentine’s Day.

Stylish Stepmom
Heidi Ducato recommends some stylish and sexy lingerie.

Crafts with Your Stepkids
Wendy L. Deppe details how to make a sugar scrub for your sweetheart.

My Journal

Words of Wisdom