The other day I found myself captivated by a slew of “America’s Got Talent” child singers’ first performances. The videos have millions of views; the reactions of the crowd, the other judges, the children, the families of the children, and the rest of the world are largely the same: this is a good thing. This […]
How Babies Steal Your Freedom, And Why That’s Okay
If you’re a twenty-something (maybe even a thirty-something) you’re probably being told to wait as long as possible before having children. I’m not going to tell you that you shouldn’t wait—there are so many important factors that go into family planning—but I want to address one of the main reasons that scares so many of […]
So What Do You Do?
Staying home with my baby has definitely made answering that post-collegiate question a little easier. But it still always feels kind of awkward. Especially when they clarify, what did you do before he was born? I could talk about my job. Or I could talk about what I majored in. But it always feels funny […]