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Omicron isolation makes me long for the simple joy of hanging out with a friend

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Earlier this fall, in the quaint days when our variants had progressed only an eighth of the way through the Greek alphabet, I made a seemingly impractical trip: I unstuck myself from the couch where I’d been working ...

¿Mis hijos se están dejando llevar en sus vuelos de la realidad??

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Nunca confunda fantasía y "realidad". Es una oración que ha flotado, bromeando, alrededor de mi familia desde que el colega de mi padre le dijo la pifia hace años. Nosotros los neoyorquinos, por supuesto, nunca confundas fantasía a ...

It takes a village to raise a child. Is communal living the future of parenting?

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I first spoke to Prophet Walker about a year ago, when I was pregnant with our third child and fresh off a Covid-precipitated six-month stint of living with my parents. Whether it was the kindergartner getting sick, O ...

Should my kids sleep in the same room? I learned the downsides the hard way

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At two in the morning the other day, I found myself swaying slowly from side to side, cradling my preschooler and whisper-singing the Oompa Loompa song from Willy Wonka “like a lullaby”, per her barked instructions. L ...

Parenting young kids is exhausting. Should we rethink the nuclear family?

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My husband, Dave, and I welcomed a third child into the family in July, and spend much of our days flinging kiddos back and forth, relying heavily on a network of relatives and paid help, and plotting Nasa-level strat...

If Covid’s ‘new normal’ makes you even more anxious than before, you’re not alone

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The other morning, my kindergartner woke me up by clambering onto the bed and stage-whispering hotly in my ear, “The mama is lost!” What? “The mama, she’s lost!” Long pause, as I squinted open my eyes and my brain st...

Does overhearing your spouse’s work calls put you on edge? Me too. I found out why

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“Daddy, you workin’?” my two-year-old daughter asks throughout the day, as my husband saunters around the living room in a fugue state conducting back-to-back business calls, AirPods locked and loaded, eyes fixed to t...

Where would I be without my group chat? In praise of my Whatsapp group

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My WhatsApp chain, started six years ago with three girlfriends, has been my lifeline during this bizarre year. OK fine, it was my lifeline pre-pandemic, también, because I am the mother of three children under five-and-a...

After two daughters, I had my first son. The reaction was different – and revealing

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By the time we left the hospital 34 hours after my son, Jules, was born on 14 mes de julio, two nurses had commented on the strength of his suck, four friends had written us some version of “Finally, you’ve got your boy!” and...

If you’re going to put your preschooler in front of a screen, choose a TV. Este es el por qué

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For her first few years of life, my daughter Ella likely thought the television played a single piece of content: la 1993 version of George Balanchine’s Nutcracker, starring as the title role one Macaulay Culkin, OMS...