A Virus by Any Other Name

When a bunch of random adults start calling me Mom, I know I’m somewhere I don’t want to be — namely, the hospital.

It’s funny because the first time this happened to me was during the birth of our first child. Mom, it’s time to push. Mom, she’s beautiful. Mom, let’s give her her first bath. How sparkly and new this title feels in that moment, and yes — you’re MOM. You can’t hear it enough! And can you believe it…

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