No Mom is an Island

Parenting
I remember long ago, in the fourth grade, my social sciences teacher talked to us about the phrase "No man is an island." (It is a quote from John Donne) We went on to discuss how as people, we cannot truly develop and thrive in isolation, that having families, friends and interests that bring us together were key to having happy, successful lives. Today, I am returning from a five day trip to Germany, headed back to our relatively new home in Switzerland. I had the chance to visit my old Village and my amazing group of friends.All the while driving away from our old village to my inlaws house where we spent the night before heading home I thought about that quote with a little change in it. No…
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