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To blink

She went from this

to this

in the blink of an eye.

And this one, just a second ago, was refusing bottles.

Now she’s refusing the squash I make and talking me into getting her a facial. 21 more words


Mental Health and Hormones

This might be an odd topic to discuss, but it’s actually very important in terms of adolescent mental health particularly if there is a biologically-based brain disorder on the table. 563 more words


Parenting my black, immigrant daughter the day after the election

By Sara Ackerman

The next day, after you wake at 3:30am Eastern Africa Time to watch states turn red and blue, you first think yes, exactly. 883 more words


How (not) to talk to someone else's daughter

By Marina Koestler Ruben

“Well, aren’t you a kitten,” our male friend said coyly.

I cringed. It was not a catcall, per se, but the baby equivalent. 820 more words


We have to do better.

I remember it clearly.

I remember when I looked at my daughter sleeping. She was only a few weeks old at the time. So perfect, so amazing. 526 more words


Making David Sedaris Proud

It’s been a year since the girls and I have lived together sans their father here.  He moved out a year ago.  Last year was a year in transition to say the least, but everyone is emerging in very good shape.   932 more words



I know she is, she’s absolutely gorgeous and I’m thankful that she succeeded in receiving the best of both worlds. As the half breed of an Indian mother and an Italian father she could have come out looking like cousin IT but, instead, she’s the perfect balance of east meets west. 664 more words