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May 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Mother’s Day. Stepmoms and Ex-wives. Stepmom-Stepdaughter Communication. Mommy Tigers. Loving Them “Like Your Own.” Dads and Discipline.

THE MAY 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES
Stepmoms and Mother’s Day
7 Reasons Stepkids Snub Us on the Mother of All Holidays
BY TRISHA LADOGNA, GDP

Stepmoms and Ex-Wives
5 Relationship Paradigms: Which Do You Choose?
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Taming the Mommy Tiger
Why Letting Your Stepkids Call You “Mom” Fuels His Ex’s Resentment (And What You Can Do About It!)
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

Stepmoms and Stepdaughters Connecting
Use Conversation to Bridge the Gap Between You
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

You Are
A Tribute to Stepmoms
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … What Other People Think

GUY THEORY
Doesn’t Your Partner Know His Kids Are Lazy?
A New Approach to Getting Your Stepkids’ Help (With Less Conflict)
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
Mother’s Day
A Stepmom’s Roadmap to Surviving the Day
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

LEGAL MATTERS
“The Ex Is a Bad Parent!”
Why Courts Can’t—and Won’t—Intervene
BY LARA R. BADAIN, ESQ

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

COMMUNICATION CORNER
What’s Love Got to Do With It?
Reacting to Your Partner’s Demands to Love His Kids
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Melissa Ezard