A Parent Is Born
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A Parent Is Born

What Can be Crossed Off Your To-Do List?

One ball can always be dropped.

We talk a lot about life-work balance. But parents especially hit times of intense juggling, and when all those balls are up in the air and we’ve found some strange rhythm that keeps them there, then we are loathe to let go.

If a ball drops



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

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Alison Acheson

My latest book is a memoir, Dance Me to the End: Ten Months and Ten Days With ALS. My newsletter is on Substack: THE UNSCHOOL FOR WRITERS.