Friday, June 10, 2016

Word of the day: kvell

The word of the day is kvell:
  1. to be extraordinarily pleased; especially, to be bursting with pride, as over one's family.

"We tell ourselves that little Ethan or Olivia will be traumatized if we miss their first steps, but it's really the adults who feel cheated of the opportunity to fuss and kvell."

 - Sara Nelson, "Working Mother, Not Guilty", Mommy Wars: Stay-at-Home and Career Moms Face Off On their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families, ed. Leslie Morgan Steiner

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