Mother's Day 2.0: A Gift Guide to Celebrating With Your Wicked Stepmother
For children who've lost a mother to death or separated by divorce and now have a new stepmom, Wicked Step Mother's Day, is stepping in to take the place of the traditional Mother's Day celebration.
Rochester, NY May 11, 2006Graphic designer Chris Hanna lost his mother to breast cancer in 1985. His father remarried, giving Chris a new stepmom. After years of feeling awkward sharing the memory of his mother on Mother's Day with a stepmom, Chris sought to honor a stepparent with their own day.
According to the Stepfamily Association of America, one of three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a stepsibling, or some other member of a stepfamily and more than half of Americans today have been, are now or will eventually be in one or more step situations during their lives. That amounts to a staggering number of families that struggle to find a balance between honoring the original parent with the new stepparent. Not to mention what do you give as a gift?
With Mother's Day right around the corner, Wicked Step Mother's Day sought to answer the question, what gift do you give a stepmother for Mother's Day? Using the popular do-it-yourself gift web site CaféPress, Chris called upon his creative inspiration to design a line of gifts exclusively for stepmothers at www.wickedstepmotherday.com. Early response has been encouraging as web searchers have stumbled upon the site in their search for gifts for their favorite stepmother.
For children who've lost a mother to death or separated by divorce, www.wickedstepmotherday.com helps to bridge the gap between honoring both mom and stepmom.