Stepmoms: Our Holiday Gift to You

Stepmom Holiday Gift
Brenda Ockun and her husband, Gregg.

A Message from Brenda:
I receive letters from readers all year long but, the messages I receive this time of year are always a little extra special to me. I think it’s because I understand how challenging the holiday season can be for stepmoms.

Earlier this month I received a letter from a stepmom who shared her thoughts with me. She said: “Since I moved in with my partner and his kids I’ve felt unhinged. But reading the magazine makes me feel like someone has crawled inside my head. It is the best gift I could have given myself this year.”

Her note made me think.

So many stepmoms feel like they’re alone in their struggles. Most think their challenges are unique. The issues you face when you love someone who has kids? Are universal.

My holiday wish is that you realize you’re not alone. That’s why, this year, my holiday gift to you is a complimentary copy of the magazine. I invite you to download any one of the more than 30 back issues we offer – at no charge. Whatever stepfamily challenge you face, I guarantee we have a back issue containing information on that topic.

To redeem your holiday gift, go to, click on ‘Subscribe and Shop’ and browse through any of the 2012, 2013, or 2014 back issues. Place the issue of your choice in your shopping cart and enter the coupon code OneBackIssue during checkout.  This gift is available through January 31, 2015 to all stepmoms. Enjoy!

Wishing you, and your family, a very happy holiday season,
Brenda Ockun, Publisher
StepMom Magazine

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