Monthly Archives: March 2016

Relationships & Character

Daughters of Mine: Forgive me, for I let you down today

I’m trying to imagine your reaction when one day, hopefully at an age when you are both safely receptive of the little details about your past, you sit and read the following. Will you cry? Will you smile and think how silly I sound? Will you be upset with me? Will you feel like a light bulb is suddenly shedding…

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Pregnancy & Preparation

Best gift to a child: Mother’s instinct in the midst of confusion

Looking back at my own life since I started college, everything I have learned to know has been orderly, research-based, precedent-based and simply put conclusive. Whether I was reading through a bunch of history books to write yet another paper on predicting the future of the European Union, or sifting through hundreds of pages of case law to argue my…

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Relationships & Character

Before kids, I was every Mother’s toughest critic.

Before I had children, I used to be every mother’s toughest critic. I remember I would calmly and confidently ask my aunt why she allows her little daughter, who was a preschooler at the time, to climb into her bed in the middle of the night. My question was not only because of curiosity, but it clearly had a tone…

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