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Friend Dating When You Have Kids: Harder Than It Looks

The last fight I had with my partner was over a child’s third birthday party. I had asked my fiancé, Dave, to attend the Saturday morning festivities with me, but he wanted to catch up on sleep after a tough week at work. I pressed the issue. “Why do you want me to go so […]

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A Letter to My Daughter Who is Starting College (In 16 Years)

Viv turns two next month, and I’m already panicked by the thought that she will not always live under my roof.   To help calm my fears, I’ve drafted a letter full of sound parental wisdom that I plan to give my daughter when it’s time for her to leave the nest.  Dear Viv, Tomorrow, you’re […]

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How We Got Here

In response to my last post, about having kids later in life, I received a sweet note from someone who lamented that she is 37, single and still hoping to have a family.   Been there. By the time I reached my late 30s, I had dated a ton, but none of my boyfriends ever seemed […]

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