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Being A Stepmom Is Harder - But Better - Than I Expected

6 days ago   |   By Scary Mommy

I stood in the elevator of my boyfriend's apartment building, nervous as all hell. We'd been dating for a few weeks, and he felt ready to introduce me to his eight-year-old daughter. My sweaty hands held tightly to the Mad Libs book and bracelet I had bought for her, and I took a few deep breaths before I knocked on his front door. I wondered if she was going to like me, whether I wore the right outfit, and why my goddamn palms wouldn't stay dry.
Earlier that year, I suffered through a painful divorce that left my heart split open. I had desperately wanted children with my ex-husband, but...
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