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The Pleasure of Three

Just as I never pretended for a moment that my third baby was planned, I’ve also never needed to pretend that, like his much older brother and sister, he is just what I wanted. We had many reasons for deciding not to have a third child: We had our boy, we had our girl. We were just settling into …

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13 Ways My Parkinson’s Has Changed My Husband’s Life

Over the past several years, as society endeavors to include men in journeys previously traveled alone by women, we’ve been introduced to paternity leaves, male menopause, metrosexuals, and “mannys” that help parent our young offspring while we’re out in search of world peace (or trying to drum up this month’s rent before two parents, one manny, and a couple …

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