Newborn Adult

Rachel Steinman
13 min readOct 18, 2021

From Cradle to College to Care Packages

Photo by Rachel Steinman

*Update at the end written after her first year of college.

It’s been said (and quoted on the internet) the two hardest days for parents are the first day home with their newborn and the first day home without their newborn adult. My oldest child has just flown the coop, left her nest, and started her own journey. She’s in a new city two thousand miles from home, an…

Rachel Steinman

Host of “Dear Family,” the Podcast, Writer, Educator, and Mental Health Advocate