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—by Tricia Wellington for


The night we flew in, our airline pilot commented on seeing my Red Sox baseball cap: “They won the World Series, you know.” I paused for a minute to cherish the sense of belonging conferred by my symbolically significant headgear.

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My Turn: Reflections of a First-Time Mom

—by Tricia Wellington for 


After we ran into some construction on the way to the hospital, and got lost lost trying to follow the detour, I began to consider the alarming possibility that my baby could be born on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Egg Wears the Hat While Cat Drives

by Sam Medeiros for

I have saved my memory slots for things like the town library's story-time schedule, the names and ages of the children in our playgroup, and the expiration dates of the Gerber Graduates coupons I just clipped.

Get Out the Hat Boxes
by Tricia Wellington for 

I arrived before childbirth classes became really popular. I understand that the morning I was born, my father drove my mother to the hospital and continued on to work. Mom stayed home with us until I was in junior high. Then, twenty-four years later, I was asking her to come and hold my hand in the delivery room. She left two weeks later, and I put on a few of the hats I've been wearing ever since.

Embracing Aging and Disability

—by Zoe McNamara for

I am the last child of the last child; that is to say, I am the baby of my family of origin. At the age of seventy-eight, my father is the baby of his family of origin. Although my parents are doing well for their respective ages, I anxiously dread the day when they are no longer able to take care of themselves. So every time I hear that Mom or Dad has a lingering cold or is concerned about having a driver’s license renewed, it’s an unwelcome nudge in the direction of true self-sufficiency: you see, more Americans than ever before are about to begin caring for their aging parents while raising their own children.

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