Wow, it’s here!  September 16 is National Stepfamily Day (NSD), and now there is quite the buzz about trying to make this day International Stepfamily Day.  I have always noticed through my stepfamily research that the countries of Canada, the UK, Australia, and Japan have active stepfamily associations.  Canada and the UK already recognize Stepfamily Day.  Does anyone know of any other countries that stand out for providing stepfamily resources?

Last week, I provided a list of ideas for stepfamilies to celebrate NSD.  I am happy to report that our family is pulling together a family picture and ice cream this Saturday. 

This week I thought I’d share with you the NSD proclamation, also available on the NSD website.  Read these words today and be proud that you are part of or affiliated with a stepfamily/stepfamilies!


Whereas, National Stepfamily Day is enhanced by our strong commitment to support the stepfamilies of our nation in their mission to raise their children, create strong family structures to support the individual members of the family, instill in them a sense of responsibility to all extended family members.

Whereas, approximately half of all Americans are currently involved in some form of stepfamily relationship and it is the vision of Michigan’s Christy Borgeld that all stepfamilies in the United States be accepted, supported, and successful.

Whereas, our nation has been blessed by thousands upon thousands of loving stepparents and stepchildren who are daily reminders of the joy, trials, and triumphs of the stepfamily experience and of the boundless love contained in the bond between all types of parents and children.

Whereas, National Stepfamily Day is a day to celebrate the many individual contributions stepfamilies have made to enriching the lives and life experience of the children and parents of America and to strengthening the fabric of American families and society.

Mama J is a writer, parent, and stepparent in Northern Colorado.  Stay tuned for information on the preview audio to her book, Stepparenting the Grieving Child.  Learn more about this book project by clicking 


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    National Stepfamily Day (NSFD) will be hosting Facbook’s First Face-a-Thon to bring awareness to National Stepfamily Day. September 16th, 2010. This campaign will run from February 25-March 11th 2010.
    The object to the NSFD Face-A-Thon is to bring awareness to this National Event that is also celebrated in Canada and the United Kingdom. I will be going to the White House this year to petition President Obama for a Presidential National Stepfamily Day proclamation. We need your help!!

    Recruit 5 people to the National Stepfamily Day-Supporting the Cause page. Once the 5 people JOIN, Email me at with the names of those you recruited. Your name will go into a drawing. You can enter as many times, each submission requires 5 new people that have joined. Drawing will take place on March 12th, 2010. Winners will be announce on the National Stepfamily Day website (First name and last name initial only) and on the Facebook – National Stepfamily Day-Support the Cause Group.(;ref=ts) Winners will be notified by email.

    •National Stepfamily Day T-Shirt

    •National Stepfamily Day Mug

    •National Stepfamily Day Magnet.

    •National Stepfamily Day Tote Bag

    •4 Session Packages (1 hour each) with a 30 min. intro call with Brigitte Wangberg of My Life Instruction.

    •On April 29, 2010 from 8-9pm EST, CEO Paula Bisacre will host a live audio seminar, “The 5 Practices that Make the Most Difference for Blended Families,” exclusively for contest winners. Should you be one of the winners, you will receive call-in instructions within 5 days of the winner’s announcement. And, if you can’t attened over the phone, we’ll email you a link to the audio recording – so you can listen later. However, we encourage you to phone in for the live event – it’s going to be fun!

    •Enrollment in Creating A Successful Stepfamily by Joan Sarin MS of – a six-week online webinar covering all the fundamental principles you need to steer your stepfamily towards success!

    How to invite:

    On the National Stepfamily-Supporting the Cause page (;ref=ts)
    Below the logo (left side of page) there is an “invite people to join” click on that to invite:

    Husband, Wives, parents, grandparents, adult children, siblings, brother/sister in laws, cousins, friends, neighbors and co workers! You can also place this on your Facebook Wall.

    Good luck and thanks for your support!

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