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Jan. 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue:
Family Mission Statements. Co-sleeping. Parenting. Kids of Divorce. Stepgrandparenting. New Year Resolutions. Forgiveness. Parental Alienation.

THE JANUARY ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

A Family Mission Statement
Creating a Purpose-Filled Stepfamily
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

Stepgrandparenting
What to Expect When Your Stepkids Are Expecting
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Tired of New Year’s Resolutions?
This Year Take the Stepmom Challenge!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Who’s Been Sleeping In YOUR Bed?
Tips for Stepmoms Who Want to Reclaim Their Space
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed Times Two
If You Could Make the Choice to Marry a Man With Children Again, Would You?
BY THE SECOND WIFE

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Starting Over (Again)

ASK JENNA
No Kids Allowed!
Why Creating a Stepkid- Free Zone in Your Home Isn’t Selfish—It’s Smart!
BY JENNA KORF

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Things I Wish My Stepmom Knew
Uncensored Comments From Stepkids (Like Yours!)
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

VANTAGE POINT
The Kid In You
How Childhood Experiences Affect Your Stepfamily Relationships
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

LEGAL MATTERS
The Heartbreak of Parental Alienation
A Personal Message About a Recent Case
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Shaky Ground
One Stepmother’s Take on a New Parenting Schedule
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON

WORDS OF WISDOM
The Power of Forgiveness
Can’t Let Go of a Grudge? Here Are 3 Rewards You’ll Get If You Do
BY GAYLA GRACE

THE NEXT GENERATION
Don’t Be Such a Nag!
How to Get Your Stepkids to Listen With Just One Word
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Katie Golant