The Inevitable Heartbreak of Mothering Boys


“I just turned 40, if I’m going to do this again I have to do it soon!” my friend, a first-time mom said about gearing up for a second pregnancy while nursing her 4-month-old son.

“I know what you mean,” I quipped, “I’m not far behind you.”

“Would you want a girl?” she asked. “I do. You know what they say about boys: they leave.”

Enter my greatest fear. [Read more…]


  1. The article, The Inevitable Heartbreak of Mothering Boys is inaccessible from the Babble site. I would really love to share this with a few mommy friends of mine. Would there be any way for you to email me the article? I would really appreciate it.

    • Hi Alana, thanks so much for reaching out. Unfortunately, the article only exists on the Babble website which is temporarily unavailable. I assure you, the site will be back up and running soon!

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