Coming Soon in the December Issue:
Celebrate the Season with Holiday Tips, Expert Advice & Heartwarming Stories
MONEY 5 Things to consider before you start shopping
LOVE A stepmom’s holiday letter (and apology) to her stepchildren
PRESENTS The truth about competing with the other home
CHILD-FREE STEPMOMS A guide to fitting in & feeling FAB!
HOLIDAY BLUES How to feel better and find your joy
LIFE LESSONS Our writers share their personal stories
It’s going to be a GREAT week because
the November issue is COMING THIS FRIDAY!
HOLIDAY DO’S & DON’TS Tips from the experts
GIVING THANKS Appreciating our non-traditional families
GRATITUDE Coming to terms with infertility
GRIEF The REAL reasons stepfamily life makes us sad
STEPFAMILY SUCCESS The 4 key predictors
NEW STEPMOMS The biggest mistakes we all make
THE STEPMOM WISH LIST Gift ideas … for you!
LEGAL MATTERS What to do if the ex is harassing you
TRADITIONS A father’s take on holiday gift-giving
It’s SO GOOD, we can hardly wait to share the October edition with you!
COMING NEXT WEEK:
OVER-THINKING Why you do it (and how to stop!)
CO-PARENTING Advice if the other house won’t
MOTHERHOOD Having a baby changed my perspective!
HIS EX-WIFE The real reasons he can’t say NO to her
FIGHTING A LOT? 12 Marriage-saving tips
LEGAL A lawyer’s secrets on getting the most for your $
“BONUS” MOMS Better names don’t = better relationships
(and much more!)
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If you’re hoping for a gift subscription to StepMom Magazine this year,
we can help!
Send us your significant other’s email address and we’ll send him a friendly little message explaining that you’ve put us on your wish list.
1. Send us an email at: publisher@StepMomMagazine.com
2. Type the words Mother’s Day Hint in the subject line.
3. In the body copy include the email address of the person from whom you hope to receive a gift subscription.
4. We do the rest by sending a fun email containing gift subscription information.
(Don’t you wish everything was this easy?!)
I’m often asked why we don’t sell printed copies of StepMom Magazine. There are a few reasons.
My main goal in launching the magazine back in 2009 was to help other stepmoms. I knew I wasn’t alone in wanting information and advice that would help my family succeed. I knew there had to be other women who felt alone and misunderstood by friends, family, and a society that simply lacked information about the differences that stepfamilies face.
Printing and distributing a magazine requires tremendous effort and capital – the kind offered by large publishing houses like Conde Nast or Hearst. But even still, the failure rate for print magazines is higher than the failure rate for new restaurants, so there are no guarantees a printed publication can survive the challenges.
Offering StepMom Magazine online has allowed us to successfully serve stepmoms all over the world for almost 5 years! Women from the US, Canada, Australia, Iceland, Europe, South Africa and Istanbul read us every single month. Offering the magazine online is the most effective, efficient and environmentally sound way to guarantee that stepmoms who need the help we offer, get it.
Thank you to everyone who writes for, refers and reads us. Together, we’re helping women and families – and saving trees – all around the world!
Happy Earth Day!
-Brenda Ockun, Publisher