Age of Empathy
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Age of Empathy

From Director to Consultant

The hardest parenting phase so far

Even though I’m a twin, I identify as the eldest (by thirteen minutes) in my family. I’ve always been incredibly capable, competent, and directed. I make plans, set goals, and get things done.

Parenting has been no exception. From the get-go, I’ve had it all planned out and, when things haven’t gone as planned, I’ve pivoted and made…



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Laura DeMaisBerg

I write about seemingly mundane experiences that are relatable because we are human. Subscribe on Substack to get my stories directly: