In her essay The New Yorker for Mothers, Becki Melchione writes about the unusual way in which new motherhood left her forever altered:
“I knew I had officially become a parent when my subscription to The New Yorker disappeared and Brain, Child took its place. My twins were seventeen weeks old. I can’t say that I didn’t see it coming. Within weeks of that first positive pregnancy test, reading for enjoyment became a luxury.”
Has having a child changed your reading habits? Do you mourn the loss of your pre-parenthood regular reading material, or have you – like Becki – found a new favorite read, since the arrival of your child?
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