StepMom Magazine is a monthly online publication for any woman who dates, lives with or is married to someone with kids.
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If you’ve ever heard, “You knew he had kids!” or wondered why things are harder than you thought they’d be, StepMom Magazine is for you!
THE AUGUST 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letting Kids Be Kids
The Importance of Shielding Children From Adult Conflict & Emotions
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD
Table Manners & Your Stepkids
Tame Their Wild Ways— for Fewer Food Fights
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
What Stepmoms Want
6 Ways to Ask for—and Get!— Your Partner’s Support
BY SUSAN HAWORTH, MEd, MS
Stepmom Impostor Syndrome
The Real Reason You Second Guess Yourself
BY ELIZABETH MOSAIDIS, MA
Stepmom Burnout Is Real!
10 Ways to Take a Time Out
BY KRISTA GIOVARA
The Stepfamily Scapegoat
11 Tips for Stepmoms Who Feel Like Easy Targets
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP
Success Stories, Part III of III
Couples Who’ve Made It Work: Meet Brenda & Gregg Ockun
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
WORDS OF WISDOM
Jumping in With Both Feet
5 Things Seasoned Stepmoms Wish They’d Done Differently
BY STEPHANI SHANER
The Long and Winding Road
Navigating Stepfamily Life During COVID-19
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC
The Stepfamily Grieving Process
Why You Can’t Play Leapfrog With Loss
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
Are You Angry, Stepmom?
3 Steps to Help You Move From Anger to Authenticity
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA
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ON THE COVER: Sherelle Avery
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