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Summer is here, and by the time you read this article, I’ll be heading West in my trusty little toaster car to visit with family. It’s not a vacation—and I probably won’t have one of those until my kids are well out of college—but it is our family trip for the summer. We took our first […]
As Scout Somerville turns 40 (issues) old this month, I’m preparing to turn 40 (years) old this December. For Scout, this is a time for celebration. For me—I’m not so sure yet. I’m conflicted about it. I think I’m supposed to feel fabulous; at least one supermarket magazine a month tells me so. Every time I start […]
On Sunday we celebrate mothers. It’s a big day; millions of dollars will be spent on flowers, brunch and gifts so we will feel special. But when Monday comes, it brings with it the reality that, for many, motherhood can also carry a certain professional liability. Some time ago I was at a public meeting […]
While I try not to give too much unsolicited advice to new parents, the one thing I am always quick to do is remind them of that thing they say on planes about putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others. The idea being, obviously, that if you’re suffocating you’re just no use to […]
Now that I’m out of the blissful sleeplessness of the newborn phase with my second son, I can’t help but think back to when I had my first son a few years ago. We had relocated to Somerville when I was about 7 months pregnant with Sumner, and it was an exciting—but also a bit […]