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This week on the Equals Record: revisiting the wonders of childhood, in a most unexpected way. 

As always, a short excerpt from the new post: "When I moved to New York in 2009, [my niece] Calla turned one. As her aunt, babysitter, and—as my sister-in-law once kindly referred to me—her real-life fairy godmother, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of witnessing the numberless spectacular and bewildering transformations that occur in the first few years of life. 'Can you imagine one day we’ll have a real conversation with her?' I remember asking my brother. Today, three years later, we not only have conversations, but discussions. The baby who once did little more than babble can now ride a scooter, sit through chapter books, make correct use of the word confidant, and identify several obscure varieties of pasta. (Anyone familiar with strozzapreti? She is.)"

Read the rest on the Equals Record, here. The archive for my weekly column, Looking Forward (about the ups and downs of "growing up" in my twenties), can be found here. Thank you so much for your support and encouragement!

Top photo by Max Wanger. Bottom photo: unknown.

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