Anndee Hochman

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The Parent Trip: Natalie Catin-St. Louis and Numa St. Louis, of Mount Airy

"Every circumstance affecting a child looks different now."

The Parent Trip: Hillary Lebowitz Linehan and Seth Linehan, of Huntingdon Valley

“Someone is always up. Someone always wants to lie down with us. I have not had two consecutive hours of sleep in a very long time,” Hillary says.

The Parent Trip: Christina and Sam Kraynak of Hatfield

Unpredictability, they are learning, is the parental rule.

The Parent Trip: Emily and Erik Overbaugh of Conshohocken

Each milestone built a small foundation of confidence: There’s the heartbeat flicker; there’s the baby, sucking its thumb.

The Parent Trip: Virginia Saint of West Reading

When Corinne asks questions about her origins—no, even before she begins to ask—Virginia will tell her everything.

The Parent Trip: Kate Harr-Sponsler and Bob Sponsler, of East Falls

He did the math: Both were in their mid-40s. He lined up mental pros and cons of having another child. And then he said it...

The Parent Trip: Lauren and Brad Kurisko, of Manayunk

Now, life is an incessant juggle: get Emma to sleep—finally, gratefully—at 6 a.m., just when Braeden wakes up and wants help doing a puzzle.

The Parent Trip: Shera and Andrew Morris of Elkins Park

“She was so wide-eyed,” Shera recalls. “I immediately saw my grandmother: How did you reach back and get those eyes?”

The Parent Trip: Keri and Mike Schaeffer of Lewes, Del.

They wanted to be young parents; now they’re finding the sweetness of being older.

The Parent Trip: Heather Coutts and Simon Ruchti, of West Chester

The hardest part is countering people’s assumptions that they are a straight, cisgender couple.