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 SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Stepmom? Bonus Mom? Dad’s Wife?
Solving the Dilemma of What to Call Yourself
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
Help! I Don’t Like My Stepkids
What to Do When Your Stepfamily Is Struggling
BY KAREN BONNELL, MS, & PATRICIA L. PAPERNOW, EDD
The Nature of Life Is Change
How Stepmom/Stepchild Relationships Evolve Over Time
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD
Should I Call You Grandma?
Helping Our Parents Navigate Stepfamily Life
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
National Stepfamily Day
Ways to Celebrate September 16th
LIFE AFTER DIVORCE
The Parent Trap
Divorce and the Consequences of Overcompensating
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD
WORDS OF WISDOM
You Can’t Hurry Love
The Strongest Stepfamily Bonds Grow With Time
BY LAURA L. MACK
Your Own Worst Critic
4 Steps to Healthier Stepmom Self-Talk
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN
Et Tu, Stepmom?
Global Perspectives and Back-to-School Culture
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP
Strategies for Staying Sane in Split Households
BY KYLIE MCGREGOR
THE NEXT GENERATION
Goodbye, Summer—Hello, Google!
Changing How We Parent to Make It Through the School Year
BY KRISTA GIOVARA
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