StepMom 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 MAY 2019 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
I Wish He’d Met Me First!
What Stepmoms Who Feel “Second” Need to Know
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
Stepmoms and Emotional Labor
Are You the Only One Working to Make Stepfamily Life Better?
BY SHELLY WARE, LMFT
The Self-Confident Stepmom
Why You Need to Stop Apologizing and Second Guessing Yourself—Right Now!
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
Hey, Stepmom, Stop Comparing Yourself to Her
5 Ways to Avoid Keeping Score With The Ex
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW
WORDS OF WISDOM
Presence vs. Presents on Mother’s Day
A Letter to Stepmoms Who Feel Forgotten
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
THE EX FACTOR
Divorce Counseling for Stepfamilies
Why Their Split Is Just the Beginning
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD
“I’m … More Than Just a Stepmom”
Have You Lost Touch With the Woman You Used to Be?
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA
Struggling With Infertility on Mother’s Day
Making the Best Out of the Worst Day of the Year
BY LAURA L. MACK
Celebrating Stepmoms on Mother’s Day
How to Make the Day Uniquely Yours
BY MICHELLE HARTER, LGPC
Building a Stepfamily
Create a Structure That Won’t Fall Down
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP
A Stepmom’s Tale of Healing
Evicting the Elephant in the Room
BY LAURA L. MACK
IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Want You to Know
FROM THE ARCHIVES
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