Changing the World

I've always thought I was being good to the environment. I take advantage of my town's recycling program, I use compact fluorescent light bulbs, and I take public transportation to work every day. But recently, I started to wonder if I was doing enough.

In January, my husband and I welcomed our first child--a very healthy (and very large) baby boy--into the world. The experience, no doubt, stands up to all the clich?s people rattled off to me the weeks and months before his birth--"having a baby will change your life," "you never realized you could love something so much," and "you'll never sleep again." But no one told me that having a baby changes the way you see the world, literally.


Cathleen Flahardy

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