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December 2018 Stepmom Emily SimpsonStepMom 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 DECEMBER 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
FEATURES
Meet Orange County Real Housewife Emily Simpson
The Bravo Reality Star on Stepfamily Life, Surrogacy and Strength
BY BRENDA OCKUN

From Corporate to Cupcakes
5 Career Lessons for New Stepmoms
BY KYLIE MCGREGOR

Top 5 Gifts Stepmoms Should Give Themselves
Put Yourself on Santa’s “Nice” List!
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

The Art & Science of Love
A Stepmom’s Guide to Making Your Marriage Last: Part Three
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

High Expectations
What Every Stepmom Needs to Know This Holiday Season
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

DEPARTMENTS
THRIVING STEPMOMS
1, 2, 3—Ditch the Drama
You’re in Control, Stepmom
BY AMY KOBOS, CWP

CRITIC’S CORNER
Strike a Harmonious Note
Viewing “The Sound of Music” Thru a Stepmom Lens
BY BETH MCDONOUGH

EXPERT ADVICE
Losing a Child
A Mother’s Struggle to Stepmom While Grieving
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Stepfamily New Year’s Resolutions
5 Tips for a Fresh Start—From: The Happy Stepmom
BY AIMEE ALLEN

SPECIAL REPORT
Stepmoms, Holidays and Grief
Coping With Pain and Loss at the Holidays
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Reconcilable Differences
When a Stepmom’s Religious Traditions Clash With Her Stepfamily’s
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Emily Simpson 

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … Finishing Strong

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Danielle Ashcraft

 

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