The Abortion I Didn’t Have

But it’s not about the yes/no of a child’s existence; it’s about what kind of life the child will have, and what kind of life the family will have together. I do this work because, in light of who my...

To Breed or Not to Breed?

Like many professional women, Ms. Middaugh, the lawyer in San Diego, put off having children through her 20s and 30s as she built her career and grappled with student loans. When she was around 36, h...

How to Talk to Kids About Death and Loss

In September, on one of the first days that felt like fall, we drove from our house in Rhode Island to my father’s house in Massachusetts to spend the weekend. It is still hard for me to write or say...

What if Your Kids Never Let You Sleep Again?

For about six months of this year, we had a glorious period when no child darkened our door at 3 a.m. But last month, for reasons obscure to me and my husband, either one or both of our kids started ...