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THE DECEMBER 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
Your Stepmom Cave
Why You Need—and Deserve—a Kid-Free Zone in Your Home
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
The Greatest Gift of All
Forgive Yourself for Not Being Perfect, Stepmom
BY LAURA L. MACK
Is Your Partner Less Involved With Your ‘Ours’ Baby?
Stepmoms Who Feel Like Single Parents
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD
Skip Perfection This Year— Let’s Strive for Sane!
BY CAMERON NORMAND, JD
Parenting Style Differences
4 Steps to Resolving Conflicts With Your Partner
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA
Great Tips for Stepmoms
Sage Advice From the 2020 Stepfamily Summit
BY CLAUDETTE CHENEVERT
Rare Stepfamily Gems
‘One is Silver, the Other Gold’
BY DIANE INGRAM FROMME
A New Approach to Stepfamily Gift Giving
BY SARAH SUSOV, EDS
The Gift of Grief
A Stepmom Remembers Her Ex-Mother-in-Law
BY KRISTA GIOVARA
Tips From the Trenches
5 Ways to Ace Stepfamily Gift Giving This Holiday Season
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
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