As I was working this post over in my mind, our son came down with the ever mysterious 24-hour stomach bug. Happy one moment, puking on me, the floor and carpet the next and unable to hold water — then back to happy within a few hours. Seems sort of fitting.

There have been multiple articles, studies, reports, anecdotes, and you name it about whether or not parenting truly makes you happy. I was intrigued with a recent article by Shankar Vedantam in Slate.In all honesty, the title caught my attention: “Parents Are Junkies, If parenthood sucks, why do we love More >