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April 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Blending. Shared Parenting Agreements. Visitation Time. Stepfamily Finances. Reflecting Technique. Parenting His Kids. Personality Traits. Self-Care.

THE APRIL ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

Who Are You?
What Your Personality Says About You As a Stepparent
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

The B-Word
Why the “Blended Family” Label Does More Harm Than Good
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Is Your Stepchild Hard to Like?
Learning to Live With Your Package Deal
BY JENNA KORF

Three’s a Crowd
When Stepkids Don’t Want Another Parent
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Take It or Leave It
What Every Stepmom Should Know About Accepting Advice
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Ex-Wives and Taxes

GUY THEORY
Any Given Saturday
Should Kids Get to Opt Out of Visitation Time With Dad?
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

COMMUNICATION CORNER
Reflecting
Speak So Your Stepkids Will Hear You
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

INSIDE SCOOP
Becoming a Grandma
Stepfamily Drama: Take Two!
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

LEGAL MATTERS
Separation and Shared Parenting Agreements
Guidelines for Getting It in Writing
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

THE LOOKING GLASS
Our Monthly Roundup of News, Events, Reviews and More

ON THE TIPPING POINT
Smile! You Married an Uncomfortable Future
BY MS. TAKEN

ON THE MONEY
Stepfamily Finances
10 Ways to Increase Your Savings Today
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

TIMEOUT
Stepmom Timeouts
5 Tips for Taking That Necessary Break
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Candice Strattman