My son turned 18, I cried at a TikTok poem, and other random good things
I’m new here, but I loved everything about this offering. I came for the last good things (and yes I did buy the Kind vegan ice cream bars). I’m open to whatever you want to write about.
We had our last born turn 18 on Valentine’s Day. That is its own landmark. Soon he will be off to college and it will be us and the dog. I am pretty psyched. Not that I don’t adore my kids just the open canvas. My wife not so much. I guess we will wander it the great unknown hand in hand.
I didn't know you & Christopher Pepper are working on a book proposal together! How wonderful! I admire you both separately; can't wait to see what you creat together.
I have a son turning 18 this summer, and it’s just as surreal with a second born. For me, it really helps when I reflect back at different milestones. It makes things feel like less of a blur. And sharing those reflections is good, because it can help other people too. I liked reading what you wrote :)
Thanks for sharing Zawn’s piece! — 100% agree, hormones are used as an excuse to not take women seriously. No one should comment on other people’s hormonal status, even if it’s your partner.
I can only speak for me personally, but the hormonal fluctuations I’ve experienced during my decades of periods have been like a superpower, helping me face things that I would’ve otherwise ignored. I wrote a whole piece on this because now that I'm in my late 40s, I’m wondering what’ll be like when my cycling days are over.
There are so many parenting things to write about. But I think parents like a mix of things, because we’re not just parents. So I think your Substack being a mix of things is good. The next parenting topic I’m thinking about is how to stress less this summer. So much gets dumped on moms over the summer.