Tag Archives: Baby

The Unexpected Pleasures of Parenting

One of life’s great pleasures is having our expectations exceeded. And of all the unexpected pleasures life gives us, perhaps none is greater than becoming a parent. For no matter how much we know we will love our children, the … Continue reading

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Former CEO of Product (RED) on Getting Off and On the Career Track

Susan Smith Ellis writes for Grown and Flown readers about the challenges of going back to work after stepping off the career track to be at home with her children. Eighteen years ago, after a successful career in advertising, I … Continue reading

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Lessons at the Knee of the Master

The first time I left my eldest child was to go to a wedding, overnight. The celebration was obligatory and I was a wreck. I was worried beyond all reason that something would happen to my thirteen-month-old baby and truly … Continue reading

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Broody in the Empty Nest

In England they call it being “broody,” the clock ticking feeling that the one thing in the world you want to hold is your own baby.  It strikes women in their twenties and thirties and if not dealt with can … Continue reading

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Laughing Baby

A new Rear View Mirror series post. A colleague forwarded a YouTube video today that shows a baby gurgling with laughter as his father tears a sheet of paper in front of him. Every tear – the sound of it, … Continue reading

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