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Jan. 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Infertility. Teenagers. Visitation Schedules. Stepmom Resentment. Interview with TV Journalist Jamie Tompkins. Becoming a stepgrandmother. Legal Mediation. New Year Resolutions for Stepmoms and Remarried Dads.

THE JANUARY 2016 BACK ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURE ARTICLES:

Stepfamily Growing Pains
Tips on Handling Teens Who Don’t (or Won’t!) Come Around Anymore
BY MARY T. KELLY, M.A.

Infertility
The Secret Pain Many Stepmoms Suffer
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

Tips for Understanding Your Stepkids
Start the New Year Off Right!
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Jamie Tompkins: TV Journalist—and Stepmom!
The Seattle-Based TV Anchor on Stepmoms, Stereotypes and Media Shortfalls
INTERVIEW BY BRENDA OCKUN, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF STEPMOM MAGAZINE

Stepmoms and Resentment
“I Wish His Kids Weren’t …”: What It Means and Why You’re Not Alone
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

A Stepchild’s Perspective on Forging Relationships
Understanding What Works and What Doesn’t
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

DEPARTMENTS:
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Do Overs

TIMEOUT
Stepmom Resolutions
Tips for Reclaiming Your Old Self
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

GUY THEORY
New Year’s Resolutions for Remarried Dads
5 Ways Fathers Can Double Down on Their Dadhood
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

LEGAL MATTERS
Family and Matrimonial Law Mediation
The Benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

STEPPING STONES
The Ever-Growing Stepfamily
How Timing Affects Your Stepgrandmother Experience
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

WELLNESS ZONE
Stepmom Sanity Savers
10 Things You Can Stop Worrying About in 2016
BY STACY SPENCER THOMPSON

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Jennifer Wardlaw-Williams