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Who Would Buy from a Stepmom Store?

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Giving a Stepmother a Gift is a Great Idea

When I heard that Marni Price had invented a website called Stepmom Gifts, I was surprised.  A store devoted totally to gifts for stepmoms, reminded me of the scotch tape store sketch that was on Saturday Night Live years ago.  (If you don’t remember it, google it or check out Hulu.)  The joke was about a person who opened a scotch tape store in the mall?  How many people shop there a day, like zero?  The Stepmom Store appears to have the same consumer count, zero.   I mean…who would buy a gift for their stepmom?

At least people think about scotch tape around the holiday times.  When you are wrapping gifts, it is a must-have.  Not many people think about their stepmother, even on the holidays.  It is bad enough that you have to buy presents for your “real” parents, let alone a stepparent.  Scotch tape lives in your home 24/7.  Everyone has a roll in a drawer somewhere.  After all, you never know when you will need it.

In most cases, stepmothers do not live with their stepchildren 24/7.  The funny thing is that they are always there when you need them.  You don’t have to pay attention to them but they are happy to pick you up from your sports event.  They don’t mind cooking dinner for you or doing your laundry.   Sometimes, you get a gift from her without asking.  Stepmothers even give you their money.  After all, who do you think helps Dad pay for the things you need or want?  Yet, no one would ever think to visit a Stepmom Store.

Scotch tape helps to stick one item to another.  You choose what should be adhered.  You had no choice when you had to accept your stepmother. You wee forced to stick with her whether you wanted to or not.  Interestingly, your stepmother is stuck with you, too.  She sticks tight to you, whether you ask her or not.  Have you ever noticed how much she seems to care about you?  Even if you think she’s a pain, her intention is for you to live your best life.  I guess stepmothers and stepchildren are stuck together for life.  Why buy a present for someone who thinks about your best interests?  After all, you are stuck to her.

The 3M Company that invented Scotch tape says that they sell enough annually to circle the globe 165 times.  That is a lot of sticky tape.  With over 95 million people in a stepfamily, that is a lot of stepmothers.  I wonder how many of them have been willing to circle the globe to make their stepchildren’s lives better?  Who knows?  Maybe, your stepmother has wanted to circle the globe alone to get away from the mean comments said to many of them.  Maybe they would like to be in a space ship so they can escape their loneliness and isolation.  After all, who would thank a stepmother?  Who would buy her a gift?  Perhaps, it’s not such a bad idea after all.


Step-mothering: It Takes So Much Time!

“Tragedy plus time equals comedy.” Lily Tomlin If you have ever wondered: How much more time do I devote to my role as a stepmother? or Will things get better over time? If so, exactly how much time? or Will time heal? How much time do you spend step-mothering? Literally, count the hours. Be sure… Continue Reading


2013 will be a more peaceful year for stepmothers, stepfathers and step families throughout the world.  I just feel it.  As a New Year’s Gift to all step parents, I am offering 3 tips to provide more peace to your families in 2013.   Admittedly, these tips are very ‘whoo-whoo’.  When you read them, you may… Continue Reading

What Would I Have Done? – The Stepmother’s Answer

I got divorced when my son was an infant.  In the very beginning, I didn’t hear from my ex’s family.  Understandable.  Through the creative love of a family member (Read my blog, The Best Book Ever Written), I reconnected with my in-laws and a love affair ensued between them and my son.  My son proceeded… Continue Reading

The Forgotten Family Members, Friends and Strangers – The Grateful Stepmother

This week, our family gathered to celebrate the life of my father-in-law who passed away last year.  We just had a blast as we watched all of our children and grandchildren just have fun.  We ate and drank too much.  We celebrated another win from the Notre Dame football team.  (Our family lives in South… Continue Reading

The Evil Stepmother Speaks-Shame the Parent, Shame the Child-Stepmother Help

If I were forced to give one piece of stepmother advice, this would be it:  Shame the Parent, Shame the Child.  It means no bad mouthing of bio parents. Bad mouthing means to say bad things about another or to criticize another.   It means no making faces when bio parents’ names are said.  It… Continue Reading

Tip #9: Stepmother Help-Do You Talk about the Ex?

  Do you talk about the ex?  How often do you and your partner discuss the ex?  Be honest.  How much of your thinking day is focused on this subject?  If you don’t know, I challenge you to carry a notebook and make a slash mark every time you talk about the ex.  You may… Continue Reading

Stepchildren: Because I Knew You, I Have Been Changed For Good

Stepchildren come into our life for a reason.  This touching rendition of I Have Been Changed from the play, #Wicked, speaks volumes for all of us stepmoms and our stepchildren.  It truly speaks to how lucky we are to have our stepchildren.  It is a tribute to forgiveness, love and family. Although the video is… Continue Reading

The King of our Castle’s Birthday-The Evil Stepmother Speaks

Today is my husband’s birthday.  In my head, I truly think of him as the King of our Castle.  As much as I complain about the image of the stepmother in our fairy tales, I feel as if my life has been a fairy tale.  It has been a beautiful fairy tale because of my… Continue Reading

You Spot It, You Got It-The Evil Stepmother Speaks

If you have ever talked about the ‘other woman’, like the ex-wife or the second or third wife, this blog is for you. Truth be told, does your discussions about the other woman roll easily off your tongue? Are you honest enough to admit that it is fun to talk about the other woman and… Continue Reading