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Dear guys, It’s time for us to have a little talk. Of course, it’s my platform here, so I’m talking and maybe you’ll listen. You are all almost adults now, and well, that requires some adjusting. For all of us. … Continue reading
Warning: If you are prone to tisk tisk’ing; if you might run into me in the grocery store and wonder; if you are friends with my kids; if you are an in-law or relative; or, if you are one of … Continue reading
Note to new readers: Our family took in two foreign exchange students from August 2011 until June 2012. Denmark is a 17 yr (now 18) old girl. China is a 16 yr (now 17) old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr … Continue reading
First World Problems: It’s a new’ish term that seems to be everywhere lately. I like it. It seems to apply to a lot of things that strike me (sometimes after the fact) as really stupid. Generally, I know, in … Continue reading
So your child is graduating from High School? Mazel! Congratulations! Bravo! Way to go: parent and graduate! Graduation from High School is a big deal. It really is. But it’s taken me a few rounds to really appreciate that. I … Continue reading
Having recently come out of a depression… months and months of stalling, stagnating, feeling stuck and dark, it’s amazing to see how much I get done, now that I am digging my way out. Frankly, I was beginning to think … Continue reading
Play it; listen to this gem. One of my favorite songs. Ever. By anyone. And no one sings it like Dave. The title: Dancing Nancies (speaking of names, who the hell is Nancy—let alone multiple Nancies), but so many of … Continue reading
Dear young mother at the park, Today I watched you stand by the bay, holding your baby boy, and I couldn’t take my eyes off of you. I’m not a stalker; I’m an aging mother, and seeing you there, touched … Continue reading
I am one lucky girl; let me start with that. One very lucky girl! This past weekend I got to spend a long weekend at a spectacular resort/spa in Tucson, Arizona. First, let me say that I’m not one of … Continue reading
A friend and I were talking the other night about relationships— marriage, and how we advise/ nurture/support our daughters and young women we love, as they navigate waters that we entered a long, long time ago. While most of this … Continue reading