Families

When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar disorder.

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I'm answering all of those early pregnancy questions so you can stop Googling!

16 Common Early Pregnancy Questions You're Too Afraid To Ask

You're pregnant, and you’re worried. I get it, I have six kids! So I'm answering common early pregnancy questions so you can worry less.

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The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open.

On Struggling With Infertility In A Hasidic Community

The subject of infertility is very private in our circles; it is just not something that is talked about in the open. I didn’t even tell my Hasidic parents.

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I Wish My Mother Would Stop Googling Me

My cyberstalker is my mother — but it wasn’t always this way.

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Queer Parents Aren’t Allowed To Have Mixed Feelings About Parenthood

For queer parents like me, meanwhile — although I know that my whiteness and my class affords me a degree of protection from scrutiny and interference — the threat of being deemed an illegitimate parent also serves to silence any discussion of mixed feelings.

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I’m Done Being The Perfect Older Sister

Like moms and other women in caregiving roles, it seems that older sisters are disproportionately likely to take on family responsibilities.

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5 Keys To Creating A Happy Blended Family

Transitioning into a blended family can be difficult for all involved.

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I Don’t Want To Be A Parent, Except When I Hear You’re Having A Baby

Even though I know I have no business having a baby, it feels like a door closing on my fingers every time I see it happen to someone else.

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