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May 2017 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Mother’s Day. Stepkids and Grief. Stepmom Guilt. In-laws. Estate Planning. Summer Vacation. Divorce Statistics. Bonding Activities.

THE MAY 2017 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Second Sunday of May
A Stepmom’s Guide to Surviving Mother’s Day
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Stepmothering & the Grieving Child
Our Interview With Diane Ingram Fromme
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

Lessons in Motherhood
4 Ways Being a Stepmom Has Made Me a Better Mom
BY MELISSA D. DAY, MS

Not Guilty as Charged
Set Yourself Free of Stepmom Guilt
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS
PUBLISHER’S NOTE
What I Think About … Comparing Notes

EXPERT ADVICE
Mother-In-Law Trouble
Seeing It for What It Is—and Isn’t
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
When Death Do Us Part
A Stepmother’s Refections on Failing to Plan Ahead
BY SHARON R. MAJETICH, MA

ON THE MONEY
Estate Planning for Stepfamilies
Facing the Hard, Ugly Truth
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, MA

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

THE NEXT GENERATION
Help Your Stepkids Spring Into Summer
Bonding Activities for Every Age
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

SPECIAL REPORT
Stepfamilies & Separation 2017
Not Your Grandma’s Divorce
BY AUDREY CADE, MS

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
What’s in a Name, Stepmoms?
A Gift That Changed Everything for Me
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MEd

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Kathryn Reay

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