StepMom Magazine is an online publication. Each issue is a downloadable, printer-friendly PDF file.

Nov. 2016 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Parentified Stepkids. Holiday Schedules. Stepfamily Life Challenges. Stepmoms and Ex-Wives. Gratitude. Body Language and Eye Contact.

THE NOVEMBER 2016 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Stepmom Leah Shafer Is in the House
Can We Get an “Amen!” for This Amazing Woman?
INTERVIEW BY BRENDA OCKUN, STEPMOM MAGAZINE FOUNDER & PUBLISHER

The Parentified Child
When Stepkids Are Forced to Grow Up Too Fast
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?
Make Your Stepfamily Holidays Merry and Bright
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT AND CHRISTINE G. ADAMO

Stepmoms vs. Ex-Wives
How to Stop Bad Mouthing His Ex
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Secrets of Stepmom Peak Performance
Mastering Stepfamily Life’s 6 BIG Challenges
BY IISHANA ARTRA, PHD

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Great Advice

WELLNESS ZONE
Stepmoms and Gratitude
5 Steps to a Thankful Heart (Even When It’s Hardest)
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

GUY THEORY
Does Your Wife Hate Your Ex More Than You Do?
How I Learned to Appreciate My Wife’s Resentment of My Ex
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Eyes Wide Open
Improve Your Stepfamily Relationships—With Eye Contact!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC, NCC, DCC

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

VANTAGE POINT
One Mom Is Enough
What Surprised Me Most About Becoming a Stepmom
BY ERIKA WILSON

WORDS OF WISDOM
Would I Do It All Over Again—or Run for the Hills?
Weighing the Trials and Tribulations of Stepmom Life
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Brooke McIntyre