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Jan. 2018 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics inside this issue: Boundaries. Advice from veteran stepmoms. Learning to let go. Stepmom guilt. Estate planning. Self-care. Ex-wife issues. And more!

THE JANUARY 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES:
Transform Your Stepfamily
4 Keys to Create Lasting Success and a Life You Love!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

Don’t Be a Doormat!
A Stepmom’s Guide to Setting Healthy Boundaries
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

‘The Happy Stepmother’
An Interview With Author Rachelle Katz, EDD, LMFT
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD

A Veteran Stepmom Speaks
What I Wish I Knew Back Then
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Child Support, Alimony and Angry Ex-Wives
Learning to Let Go of Things You Can’t Control
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS:
WORDS OF WISDOM
Stepmoms & Time Machines
9 Things I Want You to Know Now vs. Later
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

THRIVING STEPMOMS
The Mindful Stepmom
6 Secrets to Keeping Your New Year Resolutions
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Family Secrets & False Beliefs
The Lessons I Want My Stepdaughter to Learn
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

COMMUNICATION CORNER
Stepmom Secrets
What to Share and When to Keep Quiet
BY STACIE NIELSEN BORTEL, MA

WORDS OF WISDOM
Stepmom Guilt and Recurring Thoughts
Why Stepmoms Need to Cut Themselves Some Slack
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

SPECIAL REPORT
9 Things Working for StepMom Magazine Has Taught Me
No. 1: Your Sanity Matters
BY CHRISTINE G. ADAMO

ON THE MONEY
Dad’s Wife, Widowed
When You’re Left Holding the Keys to His Estate
BY SHARON R. MAJETICH, MA

TIMEOUT
Uh, Stepmom, Who’s Taking Care of You?
Practice Better Self-Care in 7 Simple Steps
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

COUPLES CORNER
Strong Stepcouples
4 Steps to Relationship Success All Year Long
BY ALI WILKS, MSC

THE EX-FACTOR
Friends With His Ex?
Call Me Crazy, But We Get Along
BY KRISTEN SKILES, MBA

IN EVERY ISSUE:
ON THE COVER
Yariann Adorno Santini

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … The Future

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Chelsie Campbell-Finch