17 things I wish I knew before becoming a stepmom

TODAY.com - 05-10

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Being a stepmother isn’t even a little bit easy — but of course, if you’re a stepmom, you already know that. On Mother’s Day, being a stepmom takes on a whole new meaning. Here's what stepmoms told TODAY Parents what their lives are really like. Their insights are honest, illuminating and more important to appreciate than ever before: More than 4.2 million children in the United States live in stepfamilies, and that number is on the rise.