A Piece of My Mind Section Editor: Roxanne K. Young, Associate Editor.
I am a single mother. Not so unusual among my patients in the Yale-New Haven pediatric primary care center, but less common on this side of the stethoscope.
I started out parenting in a two-parent household. The day my husband, Amal, and I brought our first daughter, Maya, home from the hospital, we were greeted by four grandparents. Our second daughter, Elina, had similar beginnings. But a few weeks later, when my husband died in a car crash, I found myself suddenly a single parent to a 7-week-old and a 2½-year-old.
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