INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Eyes Wide Open: How to Marry a Man with Kids
BY MARY T. KELLY, M.A.
My Stepkids Loved Me— Until It Became Official!
Why Kids Change Their Tune After the Wedding (and What You Can Do About It!)
BY SUSAN SWANSON, Ph.D., LCSW
High Conflict People: A Guide to Understanding and Managing Difficult Personalities
BY DIANNE MARTIN, B.S.W.
Honeymoon in Paradise: A Stepmom’s Guide to Planning (and Protecting) Your Vacation
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW
Conversation and Compassion: An Interview with Ellen Bruno and Christina McGhee
on Their Upcoming Film “SPLIT: A Film for Kids of Divorce (and their Parents)”
BY HEATHER HETCHLER
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: What I Think About: The New Year
WORDS OF WISDOM: New Year’s Resolutions
Goals for the Not-So-Perfect Stepmom!
BY GAYLA GRACE
LEGAL MATTERS: Cooperative Resolutions
Being in the Middle Is Never What’s Best for the Children
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ.
THE LOOKING GLASS: A Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More!
STEPMOM MEMOIRS: YOLO
Piercings, Tattoos and a Stepmother’s Love Are Forever
BY THE SECOND WIFE
ON THE MONEY: Do We Really Need a Prenup?
How Spelling Things Out Creates Stronger Stepcouples
BY EMILY BOUCHARD, MSSW
THE INSIDE SCOOP: The Top 10 Signs You’re a Smart Stepmom
Tips on How to Flourish as a Stepmom
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE
FOOD AND FUN
Recipe: Green Smoothies Craft: New Year Vision Boards
BY ASHLEY GRANT
OUTLOOK: Real Stepmoms. Real Stories.