TABLE OF CONTENTS
An Interview with Stepmonster’s Author, Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
Wednesday Martin, Ph.D. tells us about her book and her own experience as a stepmom.
Climbing the Steps: Conversations with My Stepson About Life, Love and Loss
By Giselle Minoli
A stepmom reflects on a weekend in New York City with her stepson.
A Therapist’s Thoughts on Stepcouples and the Advantages They Have Over First Couples!
By Mary T. Kelly
Despite the messiness and complications of the problems they bring in, Mary T. Kelly finds something wonderful and refreshing about the stepcouples she works with.
Stepping on that Stepmonster
By Laura Petherbridge
How to handle it when the stepfamily monster rears his head.
Letter from the publisher
Readers respond to the February issue.
Lisa Bagshaw explains “Puppy” Love.
Emily Bouchard, MSSW, with what to do when you can’t agree with your partner.
Lara Badain, Esq., answers your legal questions about relocation.
Events, Resources and Community.
Advice from the Experts
Our panel of stepmom experts answer your questions.
Susan Wisdom, M.A., on how to rid yourself of distracters and distancers.
Valerie Waldron Hedlund on how to spend less time exercising. Really!
From the Kitchen
Reader’s recipes for Maryland Crap Soup and Ratatouille for the Modern Peasant.
Heidi Ducato helps you break out of that winter funk.
Crafts with Your Stepkids
Wendy L. Deppe with wearable and edible St. Patrick’s Day crafts.
Words of Wisdom