Crow’s Feet
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Crow’s Feet

How Family Shapes Who You Are

Children, then aging parents, mark major shifts in life.

I remember when I was pregnant with my first child, I winced when the doctor said I was an ‘elderly primigravida” or just plain old, at age 38, to have my first child. It was the first time a medical professional had used the word ‘elderly’ to describe me and his words chipped away at my self-image of an active, ageless person, who could take on any…

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Nancy Peckenham

Journalist, editor, mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, adventurer, history-lover. Editor of Crow’s Feet