Category Archives: High School

So Your Kid’s Graduating From High School… Listen Up!

 Note: I wrote this when my youngest son, Man Cub, was getting ready to graduate high school. I’d been there before; I thought I knew what I was in for. Now, two days before he graduates from college, the world … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers: Against the Crowd

Thanks to Rochelle Wisoff-Fields for her amazing commitment to Friday Fictioneers each week.  Visit her blog, Addicted to Purple, to join the fun and/or read the other stories. Fictioneers are encouraged to write a 100 word story, with a beginning, middle and … Continue reading

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When There’s a Fight on the Playground…

Everyone picks a side… and roots for whoever they think will win. Note:   If you are not a blogger, skip this post. It will mean very little to you, and you don’t need the drama or the doodoo that has … Continue reading

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The Sleep Over

I am participating in Ashley and Emily’s Summer Blog Hop. Their ongoing theme is Remember That Time… an opportunity to draw upon stories from our youth/past. The prompt this week is Remember That Time… You Went to a Sleep Over. … Continue reading

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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep…

Last night I couldn’t sleep. That’s not totally unusual. I’m a woman of a certain age— there are many things that keep me awake these days. However, last night it was the most horrible of thoughts, the darkest of the … Continue reading

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Posted in Aging, Awareness, Blog, Can't sleep, Courage, Daily Observations, Death, High School, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, News, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, travel, Women's issues, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

The Middle: Teens, Are You In?

I’ve been thinking a lot about the pressures on modern teens: to be “All in” for everything, and make it look easy.  Back in the day, we did our school work and we maybe did a sport, or some other … Continue reading

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A Broken System…

Today I met once again with the powers that be at my son’s school. I can’t tell you how many of these meetings we’ve been called to or requested, but somewhere in the vicinity of 7 in three years. They … Continue reading

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Posted in Activist, Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Education, High School, Honest observations on many things, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Tales From the Motherland, Teens, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Lessons in Loss and How The U.N. Really Did Dissolve… Into Puddles.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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The Middle… Dissolving the U.N. and Other Updates.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students last August for the entire school year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Blog, Daily Observations, Foreign exchange students, Freshly Pressed, getting published, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, Parenting, Personal change, summer vacation, Teens, The U.N., travel, Women | 18 Comments

Ten Miles in the Snow… Uphill… Both Ways…Barefoot.

No photos, no extras. Just my hot air. This is bound to be one of those “back when I was a kid” rants, and it’s bound to offend someone. I admit, it’s a rant. And, I fully accept that to … Continue reading

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