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“The way we think about our lives affects how we live them.”

KJ Dell’Antonia wrote these words in a recent post on her New York Times’ Motherlode blog. She was responding to a reader’s comment questioning why our generation of parents seems to complain so much. The reader isn’t entirely wrong (nor is he or she entirely right), and I am just as guilty of kvetching about child-rearing as the next guy. KJ ends the post by asking her readers to share what they love about parenting, which elicited some lovely responses.

I had other questions in mind.

You can read more of my thoughts on why parents whine about parenting over on my PsychCentral blog.