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updated 03/22/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/22/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST

SARAH'S HOME RUN
Thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker and the cast and crew of Sex and the City for making Sunday evenings something to look forward to. I've savored each moment of their over-the-top experiences and down-to-earth trials and tribulations. It's been a wonderful ride, and I wish them happiness. To you ladies, I lift my Cosmo and say, 'Salute!'
Kathy Lycan
Edgewood, Wash.

Sarah Jessica makes me smile. Her warmth and sincerity are so apparent the minute you look at her. As the mother of an aspiring actress, I have nothing but admiration for Parker's accomplishments, both professionally and for the way she leads her life.
Christine Raimondi
Winthrop, Mass.

Have we forgotten what it was like to be a child? Not many of us would have chosen a nanny or babysitter over a loving parent to care for us. Sarah Jessica wants to raise her son, and what's odd about that? I applaud her for putting her family and son first in her life. After all, a mom or dad can't parent without being there.
Karen Urick
Blue Springs, Mo.

I snapped up this issue of PEOPLE, eager to learn more about Sarah Jessica Parker's decision to devote more time to her family. Then it dawned on me—after I read the paragraph, in which her husband, Matthew Broderick, conveyed the couple's joys of sleeping until noon—that I don't know any 16-month-olds who do that, let alone any parents of 16-month-olds who do that.
Stephanie Clonts
Lexington Park, Md.

As a married mom of two, watching Sex and the City was fun and my night out with the girls. I respect Sarah Jessica Parker's staying home and am happy she's chosen the greatest career of all!
Jodi A. Pharis
Brunswick, Ga.

GENDER APPEAL
I read with sadness "Boy? Girl? You Choose." I can fully understand having a gender preference, but choosing to carry a child of a particular gender and reject the opposite one is nothing other than selfishness. Technology can be a wonderful thing, but some decisions should not be ours to make.
Heidi Spencer
New Egypt, N.J.

Nina Wagoner and her husband Rob should be ashamed of themselves. She stated, "If you really want to have a baby, you go to great lengths." Didn't she really mean to say, "If you really want the perfect baby, you go to great lengths." She tried preimplantation genetic diagnosis only to discover the four male embryos had Down syndrome. Wagoner then ditched those fertilized embryos to try again for perfection at a total cost of $32,000. This couple is a perfect example of why playing God is wrong.
Leslie Genitti
Northville, Mich.

If you aren't ready to love the child born to you, of whatever sex and what-ever state of health, you just aren't ready to have children, period. This is sadly yet another example of American greed leading people to tamper with nature at any cost in order to service their childish whim of the moment.
Sophie Kohn
Toronto, Ont.

After seeing the happy faces on the families in your story, how could anyone fight against new technology? It's encouraging that we still have brilliant scientists and daring people pushing the limits to improve the quality of our lives.
Betty Alexander
Hammonton, N.J.

TAKE IT SLOW, J.LO
Why is it Jennifer Lopez can't be on her own without a man for a few days? Psychologists would point this out as a sign of insecurity. Jen, try taking a breath before moving to the next man!
Jennifer Brzakala
Mukwonago, Wis.

MARITAL RITES AND WRONGS
The marriage of longtime loves Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin brought tears of happiness to my eyes. As a married woman, I rejoice in the loving weddings of others, gay or straight. Those who limit love and the expression of it in others are doomed to failure.
Stacey M. Jones
Conway, Ark.

Marriage is between one man and one woman. Why do gays and lesbians insist on invading that space? What's next? Legal sex with children or animals? Take-your-goat-to-church day? Marry your son? If you can't find a heterosexual mate, then stay single or keep your mouth closed.
L. Kearns
Granby, Conn.

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