Moms anonymous
Motherhood

Moms Anonymous

Photo: pixdeluxe/Getty Images I took two months off spinning class because of first-trimester nausea, so when I showed up this week at my regular Monday 6 p.m. class at the Y, everyone was very excited to see me. There was a lot of exclaiming over my new bump, and in the first few minutes of warm-up everyone chimed in about…

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Our Difficult Daughter
Education, Parenting

Our Difficult Daughter

I couldn’t accomplish the simple things that came easily to others: marriage, motherhood The first person to learn that I was pregnant was my partially deaf, doddering 80-year-old father. I would imagine that, after learning she is pregnant, a woman first announces the good news to her partner or her mother. But I had neither. A year and a half…

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The Best Quotes on Fatherhood
Fatherhood

The Best Quotes on Fatherhood

Fathers tend to be taken for granted. We invariably make more of a fuss over Mom on Mother’s Day than Dad on Father’s Day, for one. Dads are like a steady but less sentimentalized institution — the sun in our familial sky that warms and gives life but isn’t much thought about unless he goes missing. Yet this belies the enormous…

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Why you’re never too old for a birthday party
Motherhood

Why you’re never too old for a birthday party

Hey, happy birthday! Fancy a birthday party? Facebook has been sharing your birthday with your contacts since as far as we can remember. As long as you agree to share the correct information, you’re sure to receive at least once a year thoughtful messages from your cyber friends. Nowadays, the social media platform has introduced a variety of fun and…

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Motherhood

All the times I didn’t win mother of the year award.

I understand that for a vast majority of women who plan on having children, it’s a heavenly thing to become pregnant and anticipate the next glorious stage in life — parenting. You and your significant other do your best to get your freak on at the most optimal times each month, in hopes that you’ll hit the nail on the…

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A Father’s Hands
Fatherhood

A Father’s Hands

No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.