The Joy of Becoming a Mom

When I was young, I loved to babysit and was sure I would have 4 or 5 children when I grew up.  Life didn’t turn out that way – but I had good friends and a rewarding job and the fun life of a single working woman in DC.  I had briefly flirted with the idea – in my mid-30s – of having a child on my own.  But single motherhood seemed a huge time commitment and very daunting, so I put that idea aside.