Pretty Birds in Pretty Cages: Could the Nuclear Family Be the Reason We’re All Miserable?

Nicole Sallak Anderson
9 min readNov 28, 2017

I’ll never forget the day I first fell apart. It was just after I left my job as a software engineer to stay home and raise my children. Those first months are a blur, but one day still lives in my mind as if it happened yesterday.

I’d taken the boys out for a walk in a double stroller. The toddler was strangely…

Nicole Sallak Anderson

Novelist, California wildfire survivor, essayist. Find my latest novel, It Takes Two, a romance with a reincarnation twist @Amazon.