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Stepmom May 2018StepMom 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.

When you subscribe, you’ll also become a member of our online support group. Here, you can talk privately with other stepmoms about the issues that concern you most.

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 2018 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES
Is Mother’s Day Dread Setting In?
10 Ways to Celebrate—Stepmom Style
BY JESSICA LEON, PHD, LCSW

Childless? Childfree?
What You Need to Know About Stepkids, Cotton Candy and Pink Elephants
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA

Your Special Needs Stepchild
Advice From Stepmoms in the Trenches
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

10 Mastery Moves for Stepmoms
Lead Your Stepfamily to Transformation
BY IISHANA ARTRA, PHD

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Jennifer Zelman

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Think About … Your Situation

FROM THE ARCHIVES
This Time Last Year

REAL STEPMOMS. REAL STORIES.
Jessica Hermansen

DEPARTMENTS
COUPLES CORNER
Making Your Relationship a Priority
4 Ways to Quickly Clear a Path to Deeper Connection
BY ALI WILKS, MSC

VANTAGE POINT
Not Suitable for This Stepmom
Why I Won’t Be Celebrating Mother’s Day This Year
BY STACIE NIELSEN BORTEL, MA

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Secondary Infertility & Stepmom Resentment
Our Journey to a Second Ours Baby Took Me to My Darkest Place Yet
BY JAMIE SCRIMGEOUR

POETRY
Your Heart Defines Your Role
Happy Stepmother’s Day, Sisters
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

EXPERT ADVICE
Self-Sabotaging Stepmoms
Are Must and Should Your Worst Enemies?
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC

WORDS OF WISDOM
The Unique Dance
3 Steps Full-Time Stepmoms Can Take to Thrive
BY GAYLA GRACE

THRIVING STEPMOMS
Stepfamily Insider vs. Outsider
7 Ways to Get Unstuck When ‘Outsider’ Feelings Creep in
BY TRACI MORENO, PSYD

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