A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Parent

#3: You will have to make decisions and compromises that no one else can understand, but you are the only one who can do it.

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All the cliches are true: parenthood is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. As a mother of two, and twelve-plus years behind me now, I have some perspective to share —…




Because the moment a child is born, a parent is born, too.

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