From the Editor: Children in Our Lives

Jan 1, 2009 | 2009 Winter - Children in Our Lives, Editor's Note

I am so swamped between work, school, and parenting that I never got around to writing something. I really did want to – but life gets away from me sometimes.

— Nora

Dear Reader,

I received several emails similar to this from women who had intended to write something. Several others, when asked to write, responded, “Great topic, but I’m just too busy. I do intend to find time to read the newsletter though!”

Since the theme of this issue is “Children in Our Lives,” I wasn’t too surprised.

But luckily several women were able to find time to write. And what a packed issue this is! In addition to several excellent essays on this issue’s theme, we off er various other features, including a recap of the November elections; a report from the APA conference; and an interview with Myriam Brito, a leader in the Mexican bi movement.

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