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Losses and gains of parenthood

I’m experiencing parenthood all over again – through my daughter. To be honest, it’s easier watching it than actually living it. For sure there’s less sleep deprivation and wet, sticky kisses. But seeing her go through all the things I did has given me various perspectives that I don’t think I could have recognized back when I was in the trenches and up to my eyeballs in dirty diapers. It now occurs to me that parenthood brings with it both losses and gains. One of the most obvious examples is the loss of sleep. After becoming a parent I coveted sleep for ...

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