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When Kids Aren't in Tow

Original post made by Jennifer Fogliani, Whisman Station, on Aug 28, 2011

It's been almost four years since I have spent a single day without a kid in tow. But this last week marked my youngest child's first week of preschool, which meant I had three mornings all to myself.

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Posted by Elaine
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Aug 28, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Put your kids in day care so you can get a cup of coffee and read a book? I'd spend every moment with my kids if I didn't have to work. Why let strangers take care of your kids?


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Posted by Eats
a resident of Whisman Station
on Aug 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Love the piece. Love to read something honest and positive, especially about parenting. I'm not sure I really realized how divisive writing about parenting was until I started reading the comments on this blog. We're all just trying our best. I like honesty, but the level of personal affront in the comment section still shocks me. I guess I forgot how truly personal all the choices we make as parents are...how judging we can be. How judged we can feel. Jennifer, love your writing. Keep up the great work!


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Posted by Fern
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Aug 29, 2011 at 6:06 am

I think this is an article less about parenting and more about self-realization or an inability to cope.


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Posted by Reecie
a resident of another community
on Aug 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

Depending on your situation and the time you get to spend with your kids, your feelings regarding leaving them or stayin with them will vary greatly.

I think if anything, it this article shows you how when you are deep in it, it can seem never ending but in a blink of an eye, status quo changes.

It is so contrite, but time does fly, especially when it comes to your babies. Keep up the good work! Love your blog!