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A Manual for the Auntie-to-Be

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/celebrations_simchas/article/a_manual_for_the_auntietobe_20040409

It seemed that lots of people -- including total strangers -- had plenty of advice to offer my sister and my brother-in-law before the birth of their first child, an event the entire extended family anticipated for late summer 2003. And it wasn't just a matter of kindly (if ultimately incorrect) projections about the baby's gender or rueful warnings about all those sleepless nights to come.

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