Parenting Challenges Emily Perl Kingsley wrote the short article Welcome to Holland in 1987 (www.our-kids.org/Archives/Holland.html). It describes her experience of having a baby. The preparation period is compared with years of planning for a wonderful trip to Italy: reading the guide books; learning some of the language; imagining oneself at the sites there. The actual arrival of the baby and the years that follow is then described as landing in Holland.
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