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Oct. 2018 Issue

$5.00

Popular topics included in this issue: Childless Stepmoms. Visitation Anxiety. Stepcouple Communication. Veteran Stepmoms. Relationship Advice. Conversation Games. And more!

THE OCTOBER 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
The Art & Science of Love

A Stepmom’s Guide to Making Your Marriage Last: Part One
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Growing Up in a Stepfamily
What Stepmoms Who’ve Been There Can Teach Us
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD

Talking Tips for Stepmoms
Navigating Your Way Through Awkward Conversations
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW

Being a Stepmom Is the Hardest Thing I’ve Ever Done!
Ready to Quit? Read This First!
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS
EXPERT ADVICE
Visitation Anxiety
Why It’s Normal to Dread Your Stepchild’s Arrival
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

SPECIAL REPORT
Behind the Scenes, We’re A Lot Like You
The Secret Life of Stepmom Coaches and Bloggers
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

COMMUNICATION CORNER
Game on, Stepmom!
One Stepfamily’s Solution to Connecting Thru Conversation
BY CHRISTINE G. ADAMO

THE EX FACTOR
Santería and Stepmoms
Good vs. Evil on Day of the Dead
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
The Childless Stepmom
This Stepmom Is Still Wicked Cool
BY TIA CHAPINSKI

EXPERT ADVICE
Stepmoms & Spooky Ideas
5 Ways to Overcome Tricky Thought Patterns
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Erika Palmer

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … Puppies and Parenting

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Tammy Wegener