With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I find myself thinking about not only what I should get for my mom, but what to get for V’s step-mom. As I scour the stores, I am continually frustrated by the lack of Mother’s Day item for stepmother’s. There are so many blended families, I am actually very surprised that no one has thought to make something special for these special moms. Well, someone did! You can find some great (and super special) items for step-moms at the Cafe Smom gift shop!
If you are a step-mom and have not yet visited Cafe Smom I highly encourage you to check it out! Heather is the original “Smom” – her term for step-moms – and she blogs about her life with her husband and their six kids (his two daughters, and her two daughter and two sons).
Although I am not a step-mom, I do have a blended family. My daughter’s father and I are no longer together; he is remarried, and I am in a long-term, committed relationship. V has to deal with not only a stepmother, but also a stepfather, and step-siblings. There are struggles for us all with different rules, conflicting views, sharing holidays and struggling with have to be away from my daughter, and her away from us. Being a part of a blended, and non-traditional family is not easy. I really enjoy reading Heather’s blog and listening to her family advice and experiences with different situations.
It is nice to know that there are plenty of families that are like mine!
One lucky MomVantage reader will win a Cafe Smom Gift Basket!
The gift basket includes:
Leave a comment telling me who you would give this gift basket to! Would you keep it for yourself, give it to your step-mom, your childs step-mom, your sister who is a step-mom… who?!
This is a mandatory entry, and MUST be done before any bonus entries will count.
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This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents 18 and older and will close
April 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be chosen via Random.org and contacted through e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail or a new winner will be chosen.
This giveaway is CLOSED.
The winner is
Comment #139: RBM
I have not been compensated in anyway for this post. Heather has generously offered this fantastic prize to help make one smom’s Mother’s Day fantastic!