Amna, Thank you for reading! Repairing the cracks. . . …

Comment on The Ways You Have Failed Me by Shawna Ayoub Ainslie.

Amna,

Thank you for reading! Repairing the cracks. . . I have so much to say about that. Would you mind if I use that phrase in an upcoming post? It triggers quite a cascade in my mind.

I’m happy to hear you look to be conscious. For some of us, it’s obvious. For others, we don’t know we are parenting (and living) from behind a screen.

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Lisa,

This is moving and heartening. Thank you for the reading suggestion, which I will share here for those who read comments, and plan to review when I’ve had a chance to read it.

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