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November 2, 2011 7:00 AM

The Temporary Single Parent

I am not Sybil but I do have (at least) two identities. My husband’s new job takes him out of the country weekly and this traveling has changed the family dynamic a great deal. When he is here, we (typically) share the load of the kids, household chores and enjoy lots of enriching family time together. I try to be the (feminist-watered-down version of the) doting wife, cook more hot meals, and restrict my night-time writing and internet use. We spend time late at night perched atop the bed,...

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