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It’s True, Having a Child Changes Everything

A Day at the Aquarium

couple with newborn
January 1994: photo likely taken by my mother, Maria

It’s rather disorienting, looking back, that my husband and I had such a nothing-can-go-wrong-for-us attitude, one that was clearly bound to kick us in the butt, when we decided to leave Venezuela to go to graduate school in Monterey, California with a baby on the way.

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