Love Means Your Children Have the Power to Cut You Deeply

Spelling out “I Hate You” With Dirty Socks

Photo by Meghan Holmes on Unsplash

Despite the propaganda of Hallmark cards and wanna-be grandparents, parenting comes with some pretty big downsides.

“Listen,” says your friend. “The sleepless nights and dirty diapers were all worth it when Kylie first said, ‘I lub you, mama.’” She is on a seemingly…

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