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Stepmom Magazine Brenda OckunStepMom 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 JANUARY 2019 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS

FEATURES
10 Years of StepMom Magazine
Brenda Ockun Takes Us Back to the Beginning
BY CHRISTINE G. ADAMO

Stepmom, You’ve Been Had!
3 Ways Society Sets Stepfamilies Up to Fail
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA 

Feeling Left Out, Stepmom?
Insider/Outsider Syndrome and Your Stepfamily
BY SUSAN LANCASTER, PGDIP

Moms and Stepmoms at War
4 Steps to Peace—if You Really, Really Want It
BY LAURA PETHERBRIDGE

Stepmoms and Money
Let’s Talk About Your Financial Future
BY SHELLY WARE, LMFT

Stepmoms & Adult Stepchildren
What’s It Like When the Kids Grow Up?
BY KRISTEN WILKINSON, PSYD 

Not So ‘Traditional’ Stepmoms
What Life’s Like for Our LGBTQ Sisters
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT

Stepmoms and Infertility
4 Ways to Flip the Script in Your Head
BY KELLY PALMQUIST, MSW 

DEPARTMENTS
INSIDE SCOOP
Stepmom Secrets
6 Important Things Nobody Told You
BY KYLIE MCGREGOR

CRITIC’S CORNER
MOVIE REVIEW: “Unforgettable”
The Nightmare Stepmoms Never Actually Have
BY BETH MCDONOUGH

EXPERT ADVICE
Couples Therapy
Can This Remarriage Be Saved?
BY RACHELLE KATZ, EDD, LMFT

STEPMOM MEMOIRS
Stepfamily Under Construction
One Stepmom’s Remodeling Journey
BY LAURA S. MILAM, MED

GUY THEORY
The Power of Participation
How Stepmom’s Presence Enhances Dad’s Relationships
BY JOEL SCHWARTZBERG

WORDS OF WISDOM
A Letter to My Younger Self
6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Being a Stepmom
BY KRISTEN SKILES, MBA

TIMEOUT
Winterize Your Heart
5 Ways to Protect Against Negativity in the New Year
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA

COUPLES CORNER
The Stepmom Sanity Saver
Learning to Compartmentalize Your Problems
BY ALI WILKS, MSC 

THRIVING STEPMOMS
The Mindful Stepmom
5 Tips for Setting Intentions in 2019
BY ANNA DE ACOSTA

SHORT STORY
Portrait of a Bride
A Stepmother’s Memoir
BY LAURA L. MACK

IN EVERY ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Brenda Ockun

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
What I Want You to Know

FROM THE ARCHIVES
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