TABLE OF CONTENTS
Empty Nest Stepmoms
By Wednesday Martin, Ph.D.
The author answers a letter from a stepmom asking about the unique complexities of having adult stepchildren.
By Stacy Spencer Thompson
In an excerpt from her in-progress memoir, The Blue Behind Us, the author tells us about her shaky first days dealing with the reality of her partner’s newborn baby.
Taking Off the Mask
By Heather Hetchler
For many stepmoms, Halloween isn’t the only time to don masks. Here’s why an authentic you is worth more than any other persona you could ever wear.
Eyes Wide Open: An Interview with Gregg Ockun (Part 2)
By Mary T. Kelly, M.A.
In the second part of this interview, Gregg Ockun, husband to StepMom Magazine Publisher Brenda Ockun, talks about dealing with the ex and the importance of being a team.
Letter from the publisher.
Lisa Bagshaw shares a valuable memory of her stepson.
The Inside Scoop
Susan Wisdom, M.A. shares some advice gleaned from her 30 years of experience as a stepmom.
Lara Badain, Esq., on the unique differences of divorce for military personnel.
Life on the Tipping Point
Ms. Taken deals with many thankless moments of stepmotherhood.
On the Money
Emily Bouchard, MSSW, offers tips for discussing finances with your partner.
Anne Monique B on the benefits of developing a thicker skin.
Valerie Waldron Hedlund explains why eating healthy is the key to feeling good.
Heidi Ducato offers up denim shopping tips and trends.
Words of Wisdom