Monthly Archives: June 2012

My Son Wants to Be a Famous Author

“I want to be a famous author,” he said, emphasizing the word. “And illustrator,” he added, almost as an afterthought. I found this both charming and hilarious. Charming because I find his enthusiasm for this idea (after a one story written … Continue reading

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Is Having Children a Luxury? (Part 1)

My friend wants to have a baby. A second baby, to be precise. Her daughter has hit toddlerhood, and she’s right at the stage where the early newborn memories have faded enough for her to think, “I could do this … Continue reading

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No One Told Me I Would Be So Excited About the End of School

Get off my lawn, whippersnapper! School is ending next week. I used to feel sorry for parents at the end of the school year. What a bummer, I thought (yes, I grew up in the 80s). Three long months of … Continue reading

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