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StepMom October 2020 CoverStepMom Magazine is a monthly online publication for any woman who dates, lives with or is married to someone with kids.

Each issue is a downloadable, printer-friendly PDF you can enjoy reading anytime, anywhere. Text-only versions for iBooks, Android and Kindle are included with all issues dated 2019 and beyond.

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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 OCTOBER 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
You’re NOT an Evil Stepmother

Take This Quiz and We’ll Prove It!
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Stepfamily Loyalty Binds
Why Your Hands Are Tied—and What to Do About It
BY SUSAN HAWORTH, MED, MS

Is Disengaging Right for You?
Lessons This Stepmom Learned the Hard Way
BY LAURA L. MACK

Drop the Rope, Stepmom!
How Letting Go Saved My Sanity—and My Stepfamily
BY KRISTA GIOVARA

Got Teenagers?
3 Questions Every Stepmom Needs to Ask Herself
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD

Stepparenting Through a Pandemic
5 Ways to Navigate the Home-Schooling Nightmare
BY KAREN BONNELL, MS

DEPARTMENTS
VANTAGE POINT
Stepfamily Life Unmasked
3 Ugly Stepmom Truths Revealed— Plus, Some Good News!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

ON THE MONEY
Your Stepfamily’s Estate Plans
Now’s the Time to Decide: Who Gets What?
BY BEATRICE BIANCHI FASANI, ESQ

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Stepmom Self-Doubt
3 Steps to Feeling More Confident in Your Role
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Having an ‘Ours’ Baby
Maternal Feelings & Mixed Emotions
BY HEIDI FARRELL, MM

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Tips From the Trenches
5 Self-Care Practices for Stepmoms
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

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ON THE COVER: Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik
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