Tag: children

Tell Me Something Graceless: Make A Life Without Making A Life

Hi Ada, How does one decide whether or not to have kids? On the one hand, kids are hard. They change everything. On the other, what else do you do with your life? Sincerely, Existential Elly Dear Elly, Oof. I feel this question so hard. I have the same debate every. damn. day. My first instinct is to say that if you’re ambivalent about having children, you should probs not have children. The truth is, most people probs shouldn’t have children. Unless you’re Barack and Michelle, and your genes are just too damn perfect not to pass on, you’re...

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A Rose, By Any Other Name, Must Be A Woman

My husband and I were good friends for more than a year before we started dating. After that, it felt right very quickly – we were talking marriage only a few months later and got engaged after only eight months. It didn’t feel fast. I had dated a guy for almost five years before I met Tim, and I had never been sure. This time I was. One of our first conversations on the subject of marriage, weirdly, was about last names. I had grown up like most boy crazy teen girls, doodling my name with my crush’s last...

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Facing Reality In Her Shoes

I’m the founder and CEO of an international humanitarian aid group based in Austin called Circle of Health International. We care for moms and babies in some of the world’s hardest places. I am also a mother, a wife, a midwife, an activist, a Jew, and a Buddhist. Not always in that order. We are currently endeavoring to raise $100,000 through a crowdfunding campaign called “In Her Shoes”(#inhershoesCOHI). There are two elements to the campaign: A three-day challenge on social media showcasing what pregnant and nursing women cared for by COHI eat, drink, and cook on a daily basis,...

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