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Nov. 2015 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: The benefits of practicing gratitude. Differences between first and stepfamilies. Stepfamily dinner games and conversation starters. How to stop competing with the ex for your stepkids’ attention. Love and Logic parenting tactics.

THE NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

The Stepfamily Recipe
Satisfy Your Stepfamily’s Needs by Recognizing Its Unique Ingredients
BY DIANNE MARTIN, BSW, RSW

Gratitude for Stepmoms
The Benefits of Being Thankful Every Day
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

When You Don’t Feel Thankful at the Holidays
A Poem of Choice
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

Stepfamily Dinners
Games, Strategies and Apps for Great Conversation
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Mom vs. Stepmom
Free Yourself From Competition With the Ex
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Gratitude (when life simply stinks)

GUY THEORY
Dear Divorced Celebrity Dad
Handling Divorce Like a Superstar Father (An Open Letter)
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

THE NEXT GENERATION
Stepmoms, Love and Logic
Set Firm Yet Loving Limits
BY PAM HOWARD, LCSW

LEGAL MATTERS
Providing Medical Consent
Do Stepparents Have Any Rights?
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
How Did We Get Here?
An Insider’s Look at Stepfamily Relationship Changes
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON

EXPERT ADVICE
Caught in the Crossfire
What Every Stepmom Should Know About Her Partner’s Pain
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

COMMUNICATION CORNER
What’s In a Name, Stepmom?
Navigating the Alphabet Soup of Stepfamily Life
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES
Janelle DeGennaro