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The Essayist

Parents Don’t Get Paid — It Is The Biggest Job in the World

Parenting must be more rewarded than it is now.

Photo by Natalya Zaritskaya on Unsplash

I said it to him: “I didn’t get my period last month. I think I am pregnant.” We did the dishes together when I spoke those words. We were a little bit silent. We didn’t know what to say to each other. “I keep the baby,” I said to break the silence. “I want the baby to know his or her…

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