Invisible Work

Invisible Work

Laura Williams – Getty Images I’m a child of the 80s (I’ve now revealed my approximate age and managed to conjure up some nostalgia for what is arguably, the greatest decade ever!) However, my point is harkening back to a time when many folks, like me, had a...
Juggling Act

Juggling Act

Image by coastventures from Pixabay Maybe you saw this on Instagram recently… It’s about juggling. “Upworthy” posted it and it was a tweet thread written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes about an experience she had. Barnes writes: “One time I was at a Q&A with Nora...
Dear Mom & Dad…

Dear Mom & Dad…

Recently, I’ve had some thoughtful conversations with parents of young children under the COVID-19 quarantine and I feel moved to try and capture some of the particular challenges they’re experiencing. My offer is to be a go-between in communicating what they might...
Surprise!

Surprise!

I was on a trip with my husband to Boston to attend my god-daughter’s baptism. I was HUGELY pregnant with my first. Hours before the big event, I remember holding her sleeping body against mine when the urge struck: I needed to pee, and I needed to pee NOW! Her...
No Big Deal?

No Big Deal?

When you become a parent for the SECOND time an interesting thing happens. Everyone around you is like, “Yay! You’re going to have another baby! How exciting!” And then… crickets! There’s an assumption that because you’ve done this thing once before, there’s really no...

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