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June 2012 Issue


Popular topics included in this issue:
The Male Perspective. Tips for Dads. Tips for Men. Visitation Schedule. Summer Vacation. House Rules. Putting the Marriage First.


A special Father’s Day edition with articles for the men!

Stepfamily Life: The Male Perspective
By Andy Hetchler
This forthright and heartfelt male view on stepfamily living focuses on easing anxiety and solving problems.

His + Hers Does Not = One Big Happy Family: Practical Tips on What to DO When Your Kids Don’t Get Along
By Emily Bouchard
Techniques for creating harmony among adversarial stepsiblings.

10 Things Kids Want Their Divorced Dads to Know
By Dr. Susan Swanson, LCSW, Ph.D.
What your kids might be feeling and how you can help them through their angst.

Stepmom Survival Tips for the Days of Summer
By Mary T. Kelly, M.A.
School’s out, your peaceful home is about to be turned upside down and that feeling of being an outsider is once again going to rear its ugly head. The tips in this article will help you survive, and thrive, this summer.

Brenda’s Corner
Letter from the publisher.

Readers respond to last month’s issue.

The Ex Factor
Jenna Korf shares five strategies to make your partner super happy.

The 40-Year-Old Version
Joel Schwartzberg recalls a visit with his recently divorced dermatologist.

Legal Matters
Lara Badain, Esq., on revisiting custody, and child-support calculations for the self-employed.

Happy Father’s Day to the men we love!

Life on the Tipping Point
Ms. Taken offers three important tools for maintaining a unified front with your partner.

Vantage Point
Laura Petherbridge honors her stepdad.

Fitness Zone
Valerie Waldron Hedlund gets your rear in gear.

Advice from the Experts
Husbands: What to do when the kids want your attention, your wife feels second best and you are caught in the middle.

From the Kitchen
Elizabeth Guerra’s recipes to relish.

Stylish Stepmom
Heidi Ducato’s Father’s Day gift guide.

My Journal

Words of Wisdom