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Happy Birthday, Three-Year-Old!

Posted on October 15th, 2015

Dear Baby AB, It has already been two weeks since your birthday! I know you’re not a baby. You are THREE. That is BIG. But of course, you’ll always be my baby, so I reserve the right to call you that. I just want you to know, belated or not, that we’re all besotted by […]

A Very Special One-Year-Old and His Mom

Posted on August 23rd, 2015

One year ago yesterday, a cherished and unusual little person named Kieran was born. His mom, my friend Skye, already knew he would be born with a cleft lip and palate. It was a tough time when she found out about it, because there are a lot of challenges that go with having a cleft […]

A Message to the Daddies on Mother’s Day, or “How (Not) to Incur Mama’s Wrath”

Posted on May 7th, 2015

This post is dedicated to all the fathers and fathers-to-be out there, with love – especially if this is your first Mother’s Day. I hope some of these words can be useful to you, or to someone you know. (If you are an equal-time, full-time, or single dad, then you can stop reading now… Welcome to […]

How do you know if you’re done having kids?

Posted on April 18th, 2015

It seems silly, sometimes, to wrestle with this question. Should we have another child? I know it’s a luxury even to be able to ask this. There are lots of people for whom having kids is not a true choice – either the opportunity or ability is not there, or, in some cases, the option not to have more […]

 
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