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Happy Interdependence Day!

Becoming a parent is the biggest commitment you can make--not just to another person but to the whole world. Having a child compels you to care on a new level about the world and the future.


July's Middle Path Mother post comes a day early, in celebration of U.S. independence and the freedoms, privileges, and powers it has given us.

Paradoxically, no independence can ever be gained or sustained without strong networks of support. The United States could not exist in its present form without sustained, active democracy. Each new generation must learn, grow, participate, and adapt to an ever-changing, interdependent world. That is why each Independence Day, I am mindful, grateful, and respectful of interdependence.

Having a child makes me worry about the world and the future like never before, but it also gives me a powerful sense of hope as I watch how each generation brings more compassion, intelligence, and creativity than those before. I have faith that like a good scout troop,…