Pregnant and dating… A more awkward mix than usual for Reality TV?
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Maternity, adoption, motherhood… what really makes you a mother?
Last night I came across this – on Free Range Kids, about an incident in which the authorities were called when a mother allowed her 8-year old to play in a nearby park, alone. I was struck by how much has changed in a generation. I grew up “set loose” in the afternoon after school, […]
I was thinking about my in-laws the other evening. I loved them, and haven’t seen them in nearly 10 years. They are a close knit family, grounded, smart, and unpretentious. We communicated in an amusing mix of languages, and got along well for more than a decade. I remember how proud my father-in-law was when […]
Making promises to kids that we don’t keep…
Placenta anyone? Not a subject I expected to be discussing with a two-year old. But that was the case, when it came to my first-born. And turns out that was one of the easier topics to get through, and the memories of those conversations are quite vivid! Yesterday was his 18th birthday, and I’ve been […]
Three cheers for miracle babies! I just had to give a jubilant shout-out across the ocean to an old friend. He gave me a ring this afternoon to share a happy event, the birth of his daughter. She’s five weeks premature but mother and child are doing great! Let’s hear it for miracles and miracle […]