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March 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Interview with Meghan King Edmonds: Stepmom and RHOC star. Stepfamily Estate Planning. Stepmom-Stepchild Jealousy. Young Stepmoms With Older Partners. Putting Your Marriage First. Tips for Stepfamily Success. Child Protective Services.

THE MARCH 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURE ARTICLES:
Megan King Edmonds: Stepmom and Real Housewives Star
On Being a Stepmom, Her Homerun-Hitting Husband and Missing His Ex
INTERVIEW BY BRENDA OCKUN, FOUNDER AND PUBLISHER OF STEPMOM MAGAZINE

How Jealousy Affects Stepmom-Stepchild Relationships
It’s Not Easy Being Green
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

Successful Stepmoms
Is It Luck—or Hard Work?
BY TRISHA LADOGNA

Successful Stepcouple Strategies
The Why and What of Putting Your Marriage First
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

Taking the Stepfamily Plunge
Add Value to Stepfamily Life by Being Vulnerable
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

The Younger Stepmom
Strategies for Women Partnered With Older Men
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

DEPARTMENTS:
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Getting it Right

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Stepfamily 101
Basic Protocols for a More Satisfying Life
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

GUY THEORY
What to Do When He Vents
5 Ways to Cope When Your Partner Has a Need to Complain
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

LEGAL MATTERS
Child Protective Services
Using the System as a Sword Instead of a Shield
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

WORDS OF WISDOM
A New Stepmom Sheriff in Town
Learn to Serve and Protect With Loving Guidance
BY KRISTIE CARPENTER

ON THE MONEY
To Will or Not to Will?
Potential Pitfalls in Stepfamily Estate Planning
BY EMILY BOUCHARD, MSSW

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Debbie Harmon Ferry