While not intentional or planned — or even something I would have chosen — formula-feeding helped us create egalitarian habits that remain with us today. I’m not saying I live in an equal parenting paradise, but bringing in formula nudged us much closer to 50/50, domestically and professionally, than we would have landed otherwise.
Breast is best — except for equal parenting
When you have a developmentally disabled child, a part of you does not want them to grow up. Watching their body outgrow their mind and ability to reason brings with it a terror all its own. You want to push the pause button — or better yet, hit rewind.
My daughter’s body is changing. But inside, she remains a child.
It is obvious that none of you has the faintest notion of the bitter disappointment each of you has in your own way dished out to us. We are seeing the miserable death throes of the fourth of your collective marriages at the same time we see the advent of a fifth.