reclamation: the process of taking back what is rightfully yours

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Jennifer Linney
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Jennifer Linney
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bug and the sweet banana
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Op/Ed
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Humorist Marcelene Cox said, "Parenthood: The state of being better chaperoned than you were before marriage." With parenthood comes the reality that your time is not your own anymore, especially in those early years, when you don't decide how well you'll sleep or when you'll wake. The little creatures sleeping in comfy-cozy jammies do. Alone time is difficult to find when you're a parent. Quiet time is difficult to find as a parent. All parents must know this, right? You'd think that we would have a kinship with each other, an understanding.