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Sibling Rivalry

As a busy mother who wrote on the side, I was pretty proud of myself—until my high-achieving sister came to visit.

The joke in my family is that I always wanted a white picket fence. Translated, that means I wanted a life of ordered domesticity, with a well-kept home and well-behaved children. I was completely out of step with the aspirations laid on me by…