Not long after Stephanie Carle met her now-husband Chris, she met his daughter Abigail. The way she explains it, it was love at first sight.
"I will forever remember the way she looked, her bouncing personality, the weather, where we were and the way she squealed when she saw her dad kiss me," Stephanie told us via email.
Below, the proud stepmom shares more of her family's story and and offers up her best advice for fellow stepparents struggling to make a connection with their stepkids.
Hi Stephanie. Want to introduce us to your family?
There are three of us in our family. There's me, my husband Chris and his daughter Abigail, who's 6.
How long have you and Chris been together?
My husband and I have been together for about two years. We've been living together for about a year and a half and we were recently married on September 6. (My first marriage and Chris' second.)
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