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July 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Stepmom Grief. Summer Vacation. Summer Visitation. Stepcouples Communication. Conflict by Proxy. Stepfamily Events (Graduations, Weddings, Babies). Having an Ours Baby. Online Safety for Your Stepkids.

THE JULY 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES

Confict by Proxy
What Every Woman With Stepkids Needs to Know
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

Stepmoms, Stepkids and Summertime
How to Keep Your Cool When Things Heat Up
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Grieving Stepmoms
Recognizing and Reconciling What You’ve Given Up
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Step Aside, Stepmom
Sharing the Spotlight With Their Mom
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … How You Feel

EXPERT ADVICE
Red, White and—BOOM!
Four Ways to Declare Your Stepmom Independence
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

GUY THEORY
Where Stepmoms and Fatherhood Collide
Using Trust to Diffuse Potentially Combustible Conversations
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

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

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Adding a Baby to the Mix
How My Husband’s First Marriage Affects Our Baby Girl
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

SPECIAL REPORT
Stepkids in the Digital Age
How Parents and Stepparents Can Help Them Make Healthy Choices
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Charlicia “Charli” Green