PARENTS
07/29/2013 05:16 pm ET

The One Thing No One Tells You Before You Have Kids

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When I first met Velvel, he was peeking out from a cardboard box in the back seat of my boyfriend’s Saturn wagon. I was just back from a weekend away, and John had come to pick me up from the train station with the best surprise a man can give to a woman he loves: a puppy.

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