"No Market for Used Teenagers"

I was surfing mommy-blogs last week when I spotted Around the Island, by an American-Israeli mother of two. (You’ll have to visit to understand the title.) When the blogger, Robin, commented on my blog I recognized her email–we’d had an exchange about formula advertising that very morning. I’ve known Robin since she showed up at a breastfeeding group six years ago with her three-week-old son, Itai. And now she’s studying to become a lactation consultant.

Robin’s kids haven’t gotten to the teenage stage yet. Yet this moving post about her own adolescence may comfort some of you who are struggling.


  1. Thank you for your kind words. I would love it if my post was able to bring some hope to those who are in the throws of angry adolescence that the light at the end of the tunnel can be very bright indeed.

  2. westbankmama says

    This should be required reading for evaery parent of a teenager.

  3. Regular Anonymous says

    Thanks. I needed that.