A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

I Identify as Broke

Parenting kids when you have money.

Teenage boy mowing lawn
Image: Suzanne Tucker/Shutterstock

I grew up in a family with few resources.

We lived in a one-car garage house on a pot-hole-lined street that hadn’t been repaved in decades. Our neighbors were mostly working-class people living paycheck to paycheck.

On more than one occasion our electricity and phones were shut off because my parents couldn’t pay the…



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