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Modern Parent

I’m Suffering from “Momentia”

Clinging to my child’s childhood

Image by Stephanie Gruner Buckley

I’m listening to music and bagging up the past: my daughter’s old clothes and toys and other stuff. I get stuck on a unicorn pencil case. I know at 12 she’s no longer into unicorns, but it’s in good condition and you never know. Then “Our House” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young comes on and I burst into tears.

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Stephanie Gruner Buckley

Stephanie Gruner Buckley

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Writer, editor, parent. Former staffer at Quartz, WSJ and Inc. magazine.