Essays & Humor

Come What May

As my son and I approached the theater to see the musical Annie, Miss Hannigan’s song ran through my head: Little girls, little girls. Everywhere I turn I can see them. 

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12 Realistic Self-Care Goals for Moms of Young Children

  1. Sit on the toilet and have a good cry.

Forever 41: The Fall Catalog

You used to be young and stylish; now you’re a middle-aged mom of young children. This catalog is for you.

Dear Second Baby

I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you…

Moving To the Suburbs Is Not “Giving Up”

I blame the novels that portray the suburbs as a culturally bereft wasteland where dreams go to die.

Panic Attacks and Pregnancy

I was pregnant by choice two years into a marriage with a man I loved. A few months earlier, I’d landed a great job. But instead of feeling blessed, I was imploding.

Annoying Habits of Grandparents

Grandparental wonderfulness comes with some pesky side effects. Read more.