Politcal coverage from Teen Vogue. I am proud of you in the way I am proud of my own children. An unrelenting, visceral, fierce pride.
Everyday you as parents change the world. We are raising the future.
Like so many others in America, I was devastated by the shooting at Sandy Hook School that claimed the lives of 20 first graders and six educators, and resolved that day to never again be silent.
Moms, dads and people raising children have the biggest leadership role of all– what we teach in our homes and hearts changes the world in an immediate and lasting way that transcends all politics, borders and languages.
I am the mother of sons. They are brothers. They are sweet. They are spacy. They are kind. They are kinda bratty. They sass. They scream. They sing. They rub my feet when I am sick.
It means that I am raising a family and also taking care of a parent.
We are also proud of the childhood our kids are having. Here, they are growing up with joy, mountains, lakes, fields, rivers and profound friendships.
Motherhood came at me like a giant wall of loneliness.
My wish for you is to CHERISH all the wonders, the tiny miracles, the big ones, and everything in between.
I have a great network, parents, husband, friends. But really what I want to do today is tell you about my boys.