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How Do We Prepare For This?

By Shannon E. Franklin One aspect of parenting I really wasn’t ready for was the number of times in a day that I’m humbled to realize how little control we have over what happens in our children’s lives. Even when I’ve cleared the floor of all obstacles and outfitted his tiny feet with his no-slip […]

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Lessons for My Daughter

Photo by Mustafa Omar on Unsplash By Shannon E. Franklin When we found out I was pregnant, we decided to be simultaneously revolutionary and old-fashioned by not finding out the sex of our baby before it was born. We wanted to squeeze as much magic out of those months as possible, and not knowing was fun and exciting […]

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