My Teenager Made Me Finally Grow Up

New parents are often told that giving birth to a baby makes them adults. That ’round-the-clock responsibility for another human is a life-altering shift that pushes us into our next life stage. Responsibility alone didn’t transform me into a true adult, but parenting a teenager did.

You know you’re an adult when you’re at a crowded mall with your preteen daughter and debating what to tell her about the adorbs (her word), inappropriate (my word) outfit she’s picked out. Is it…? [Read more]

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