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Nov. 2018 Issue

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Popular topics inside this issue include: Common Stepmom Mistakes. Stepcouple Communication. Parenting Together. Relationship Advice. Holiday Expectations. Holiday Depression. Holiday Tips. Veteran Stepmoms. Having an Ours Baby.

THE NOVEMBER 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
The 5 Most Common Mistakes Stepmoms Make

(Because We’re Only Human!)
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

The Art & Science of Love
A Stepmom’s Guide to Making Your Marriage Last: Part Two
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Thank You for Your Service!
Teaching Our Stepchildren Gratitude
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

Stepmoms and Holiday Depression
How to Recognize It and What to Do About It
BY BRENDA SNYDER, LCSW

Holiday Survival Guide for Stepmoms
5 Skills and Techniques to Sustain You
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP

DEPARTMENTS
WORDS OF WISDOM
The Rookie Stepmom
4 Things I Wish I Knew From the Start
BY KYLIE MCGREGOR

EXPERT ADVICE
Your Couple’s Playbook
Advice for (Step-)Parenting From the Same Page
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

TIMEOUT
Joy to the World, Stepmom!
Let Go of Holiday Expectations and a Need to Control
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

SPECIAL REPORT
Holiday Planning
Increase Your Joy Despite These Stepfamily Dynamics
BY SHELLY WARE, LMFT

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
What’s That Ticking?
Weighing My Decision About Having Kids as the Clock Winds Down
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Yamile McBride

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … Girl Power & ‘Good’ Advice

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Meredith Terpeluk Schoeller