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July 2015 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included inside this issue:
Date Night. Teenagers. Full Time Stepmoms. Custody Modifications. Stepfamily Vacation. Ours Baby. Co-parenting. Bullying. Divorce. Stepparent Rights. Rewards of Stepparenting.

THE JULY 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Baby Blues
Preparing Stepkids for Your “Ours” Baby’s Arrival
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Becoming a Full-Time Stepmom
What to Expect and How to Cope With Changes in Custody
BY JENNA KORF

The Third Wheel
Adding a Stepparent to the Co-Parenting Mix
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Their Teenage Years
Understanding Why Your Stepkids Act That Way
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Roller Coasters

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Summer Vacations
10 Tips for Stress-Free Stepfamily Travel
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

GUY THEORY
Honey, Your Kids Aren’t Perfect
Tips for Illuminating His Parenting Blind Spots
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

THE NEXT GENERATION
Let Freedom Ring!
3 Ways to Help Your Stepkids Feel (and Be) More Independent
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

LEGAL MATTERS
What Happens When Stepcouples Divorce?
Custody and Visitation Rights for Stepparents
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

COUPLES CORNER
Date Night
The Secret to Stepfamily Success
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

SPECIAL REPORT
Are You in Love With a Bully?
6 Warning Signs of Abusive Relationships
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

THE INSIDE SCOOP
Refusing to Quit
The Rewards of Stepparenting Are Worth the Wait
BY GAYLA GRACE

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Shawn Simon