One Mother's Love Letter to Her Daughter

Love at first heartbeat. Illustration by Dori Hartley
Dear Valentine,
Years ago, as I reclined comfortably on an examination room table, an attendant jellied my belly with sonogram goo and, within a few seconds, I heard a sound I wo...
Upon hearing that first prenatal heartbeat, this mother was already in love.

Postcards from four years old: how life has changed

I clicked on someone's blog tonight, a mom who lives near me. She was feeling mom-ed out, ready to re-realize herself as not just a mommy blogger. I respect her and love her and even relate to where she is as a mom but: not me. A few clicks later I ...

Student essay draws Secret Service to school for President, Oprah threat

You know, I've read a ton of parenting advice books, and for the life of me I've never seen one that contained a section urging parents to warn their kids NOT to joke about killing the President of the United States. Perhaps that explains this story ...


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