Postpartum depression is no laughing matter, and neither is postpartum rage.
Many couples declare they are "practicing for children" when they take the leap and get a puppy or kitten. Aside from the totally naive assumption that a little Lab mix could remotely prepare you for the onslaught of a newborn human, there's also the possibility that things won't go well with the arrangement.
I always thought I wanted a daughter, but now that I am the mother of two boys, I wouldn't have it any other way.
Well before Swine Flu Mania, I spent five fun margarita-and-sleep-filled days in Mexico with old girlfriends from back when I had a waist and an I.Q. My kids are 9 months and 2 years, and most of my mom friends were aghast to hear I was leaving the kids with Dad for 5 days.