Elliott at 4 months By Claire Smith I planned a lot when I was expecting. So did my husband. We subscribed to all the magazines and read every possible published word on pregnancy. I knew the inner workings of each aspect of human gestation. We organized and charted and worked on getting our
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By Jennifer L.W. Fink Elizabeth Johnson’s fourth pregnancy was a complete surprise. Just a few months earlier, her physician had told her she was probably in perimenopause. Her youngest child was in first grade and she’d recently given away all her baby gear. So, when she found out she
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Watching a toddler's brain tick is a wondrous thing. Sitting at the dinner table with Julia and she's wearing her new furry red hat. It's adorable. I say something to her, calling her Julia and she snaps back at me, "I'm not Julia, I'm Sophia!" "Oh, but I thought you were Julia." "No, when
So many mothers I know are unhappy. It’s no wonder. Much as I love being a mother and adore my children, the monotony and Sisyphean nature of the work can often make even the most well grounded mama want to bury her head and sob. But not me (at least not most days) because I ascribe to the
Daphne Brogdon is a comic and a TV host. Daphne used to go anywhere for a job, but now that she is a mom she is glad to have a gig close to home. She is a host of TV Guide Channel's weekly series,The Fashion Team , a fun romp through celebrity fashion.