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StepMom Magazine Sept 2019StepMom 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 SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES
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

DEPARTMENTS
SPECIAL REPORT
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

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Your Own Worst Critic
4 Steps to Healthier Stepmom Self-Talk
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN

SPECIAL REPORT
Et Tu, Stepmom?
Global Perspectives and Back-to-School Culture
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP

STEPFAMILY LIFE
Stepfamily Logistics
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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ON THE COVER
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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Want You to Know

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