Monthly Archives: January 2005

Parenthood Part 4: The fine art of self sabotage

I got AIM from a friend after my last round of posts, someone who doesn’t know if she wants kids or not. She liked the series and I wanted to write one for her. It started to be a post … Continue reading

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Parenthood Part 3: How can I ever be ready? Surviving the first days.

So I’ve established that I think parenting’s worst aspects are all logistical and that the medical establishment and our own desires for immediate control of our bodies work together to contribute to our putting way more emphasis on being pregnant … Continue reading

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Parenthood Part 2: Preparation for Birth is Not Preparation for Parenting

When a woman becomes pregnant, if she’s an educated, thinking woman, whatever she thought about before, suddenly, everything in her life becomes about Doing Pregnancy Right — mostly out of fear of Doing Pregnancy Wrong. This is understandable if you … Continue reading

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Parenthood Part 1: Parenthood != Maturity

I have found myself in the last year or two having the great “to-have-or-have-not” debate about children with many many friends and doing a lousy job of listening instead of talking. Most of my acquaintances are on the cusp, choosing … Continue reading

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