Human Parts
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Human Parts


From Swimming Pools to Solitude

What summer looks like from my almost-empty nest

Ten years ago my kids were eleven and eight and the shape of my summer was completely different. Back then, I was obsessed with keeping the girls busy while trying to get work done from my home office. It was chaos. It was hard.



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Jacqueline Dooley

Essayist, content writer, bereaved parent. Bylines: Human Parts, GEN, Marker, OneZero, Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Pulse, HuffPost, Longreads, Modern Loss