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Remember, one day in the not-too-distant future, you’ll be begging her to slow down

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THIS IS US

Of all the haunting remnants of the past year, the one I can’t shake is my daughter’s eerily real doll

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THIS IS US

We’ve all been stuck in some way or another

Photo: Mitchell Gaiser/Unsplash


EXPRESS YOURSELF

Turns out you don’t need a room of your own in order to write after all

My writing room, not quite of one’s own


LIVED THROUGH THIS

Car crashes, quarry jumps, and the friends we love despite everything

Photo: Christina Reichl Photography/Getty Images


HUMANS 101

The key is to support your kids as they figure out who they are, without backing them into a corner

Illustration: Natalia Vetrova/Getty Images


THIS IS US

Not all children grow up

Ana, age 12 (with her cat Pepper)


You’re older and more mature. But your parents are just older.

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This Is Us

On having faith, and giving permission to let go

Illustration of a large bird spreading its wings. Light blue, yellow, and brown lines (with the dark blue background showing through) form ornate patterns on its feathers. Behind it float blue circles of various sizes that look like doilies.
Illustration of a large bird spreading its wings. Light blue, yellow, and brown lines (with the dark blue background showing through) form ornate patterns on its feathers. Behind it float blue circles of various sizes that look like doilies.
Illustration by Jacqueline Dooley


With our son out of the house, my husband and I provide our own teenage ambience

Low view of a teen doing a jump on a skateboard on the sidewalk.
Low view of a teen doing a jump on a skateboard on the sidewalk.
Photo: Daniel Wirtz/Unsplash

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