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Turning Into Your Mother

How I Became That Middle-Aged Woman Who Uses Baby Talk With Her Dogs

Dawn Q Landau | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Dawn Q Landau

So maybe the dogs have moved up in my affections. Maybe I spend a little more time pampering them than I used to. Perhaps they fill a hole, now that I'm not needed as a mother, the way I was for the past 24 years.

25 Parenting Phrases We Swore We'd Never Say

Jenny Isenman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

There was a certain language they spoke, that cliché "parentese," that I swore would never pass my lips.