I Don't Have "Just" One Child

I Don't Have "Just" One Child

by Victoria Fedden

I don’t get upset when someone asks why I only have one child. I just smile politely and explain to them (usually in a little more detail than they bargained for) that a million different variables simply didn’t add up in the right place and the right time for us to have a larger family.

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It Took My 5-Year-Old to Help Me Get Over My Fear of Roller Coasters

It Took My 5-Year-Old to Help Me Get Over My Fear of Roller Coasters

by Victoria Fedden

Last month my daughter turned 5 and to celebrate we took her to Disney World. Pretty much a dream come true for her, but not for me. I was excited, but also secretly terrified.

“Mommy, now that I’m 5, I’m big enough to ride roller coasters,” she’d announced. I almost had a heart attack. My baby? On a rickety metal train? Careening down a 50-foot fiberglass mountain? No way. I broke out into a cold sweat just imagining it.

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