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April 2018 Issue

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Popular topics included in this issue: Infertility. Childless Stepmoms. Full-Time Stepmoms. Parental Alienation. Mother-in-Law Relationships. Stepcouple Communication. Spring Cleaning, House Rules and Chores. Outsider Syndrome.

THE APRIL 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS:

FEATURES
The Childless Stepmom
6 Ways to Cope With Infertility
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

Full-Time Stepmoms
Strategies for Stepping Up Without Getting Your Heart Stomped on
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Expert Advice on Parental Alienation
Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, Speaks With StepMom Magazine
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD

Your Mother-in-Law and His Ex
Are They Too Close for Comfort?
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Do You Copy, Stepmom?
How to Get Your Point Across: The Do’s and Don’ts
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Julia Erdkamp

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … Potholes and Promises

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Emili Wadkins

DEPARTMENTS
VANTAGE POINT
Being First Is the Worst!
Embracing My Role as Second Wife and Stepmom
BY KRISTEN SKILES, MBA

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepmoms, Partners and Broken Trust
Why Would He Hide That From Me?
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

WORDS OF WISDOM
Addicted to Love—and Drama
The Stuff Soap Operas Are Made of
BY NINA PHILLIPS

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Childhood Dreams, Revisited
Being Childless But Still Finding Joy
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MED

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Spring Cleaning—at Any Age!
Getting Your Stepkids to Help With Household Chores
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepmoms & Rare Gems
Find Acceptance by Beginning With Yourself
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
All or Nothing Moments
Could My Instant Family Slip Through My Hands Like Sand?
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD