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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 OCTOBER 2020 ISSUE | TABLE OF CONTENTS
You’re NOT an Evil Stepmother
Take This Quiz and We’ll Prove It!
BY MARY T. KELLY, MA
Stepfamily Loyalty Binds
Why Your Hands Are Tied—and What to Do About It
BY SUSAN HAWORTH, MED, MS
Is Disengaging Right for You?
Lessons This Stepmom Learned the Hard Way
BY LAURA L. MACK
Drop the Rope, Stepmom!
How Letting Go Saved My Sanity—and My Stepfamily
BY KRISTA GIOVARA
3 Questions Every Stepmom Needs to Ask Herself
BY ERIN CARELESS, PHD
Stepparenting Through a Pandemic
5 Ways to Navigate the Home-Schooling Nightmare
BY KAREN BONNELL, MS
Stepfamily Life Unmasked
3 Ugly Stepmom Truths Revealed— Plus, Some Good News!
BY CHRISTINA ROACH, LMHC
ON THE MONEY
Your Stepfamily’s Estate Plans
Now’s the Time to Decide: Who Gets What?
BY BEATRICE BIANCHI FASANI, ESQ
3 Steps to Feeling More Confident in Your Role
BY MEG BURTON TUDMAN, MBA
Having an ‘Ours’ Baby
Maternal Feelings & Mixed Emotions
BY HEIDI FARRELL, MM
Tips From the Trenches
5 Self-Care Practices for Stepmoms
BY HEATHER HETCHLER, MA
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ON THE COVER: Trisha Pesiri-Dybvik
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