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July 2017 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Myths and Stereotypes. Stepmom Support. Stepfamily Resources. Summer Vacations. Overcoming Stepmom Challenges. Stepmom-Mom Relationships.

THE JULY 2017 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
4 Big Lies We Tell Stepmoms
How Ignoring Bad Advice Can Save Your Marriage—and Your Sanity!
BY WEDNESDAY MARTIN, PHD

Buyer Beware!
How to Find Sound Advice in a Sea of Stepfamily Resources
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Exclusive! What Moms Want Stepmoms to Know
8 Ways to Make Stepfamily Life Easier on Everyone
BY BLYTHE WARD, MEd

Is Being a Stepmom Harder Than You Ever Imagined?
The Major Challenges of Having a Partner With Kids
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Babies and Bad Advice

TIMEOUT
Alone With Your Bags at the Beach
3 Tips for a Stepmom-Friendly Trip
BY MELISSA D. DAY, MS

VANTAGE POINT
Find Your Stepmom Tribe!
Discovering Acceptance, Encouragement and Support in One Another
BY AMY BELLOWS, PHD

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Your StepMom Magazine-Approved Guide to Great Advice!

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

EXPERT ADVICE
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Dealing With a Stepchild Who Ignores You
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

POEM
Picture Perfect … or Is It?
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MEd

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Jene Adkins