Tag: having children

This is What the Truth Looks Like: Considering a Third

My husband and I consider having a third kid. It feels like a secret that I shouldn’t share. I can feel the judgements coming on. People close to me will take one look at the tilt-a-whirl state of our lives, and wonder why we would deliberately pile on more. Then again, most people won’t bat an eyelash, we’re

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What I Want for My Kids: Don’t Be Like Me

A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both.  In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having

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A Letter to My Friend Who Has Not Yet Had Kids: Why Having a Baby Is Totally Worth It

  If the title of this post sounds familiar, it’s because two weeks ago, I posted about a related topic, in which I admitted to my younger sister that I had glossed over the pain of being a mom and wanted to make sure she understood how difficult it can be, if that level of

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The Risks and Rewards of Parenting

I read somewhere recently that most of us make decisions based on emotion, despite how we may try to convince ourselves of the inherent logic of our choices. It’s the reason why you tell yourself you are spending more money for the better quality of the premium brand cereal, when in reality the generic brand

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