My baby is ONE today. 


His first name is Peregrine (yes, like the falcon ), and one of the nicknames he has developed this year is Grins. My greatest wish for him is that “Grins” is an apt nickname is whole life long. ⁣



Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a writer with a master's degree in psychology. Her service journalism and personal essays about mental health, mindfulness, and motherhood have appeared in The New York Times, WIRED, Romper, Elemental, and elsewhere. You can find the latest from Emily at

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