I am cover mama of the month over at The Philosophical Mother. Click on the "current issue" link (it's a pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat to read it.) The photo of my family was taken about a year and a half ago, during the trip I talk about in my essay. It's amazing how much my kids have changed since then, especially Arin. Now he's taller than me, a lanky, long-haired, teenager. How does that happen so fast?!