Tag Archives: college age kids

The Last Chick Flies…

Here’s the HuffPo piece… for those of you who let me know that you don’t want to go over there. You can’t say I’m not accommodating. It’s been almost three weeks since I left my youngest child at college. Given … Continue reading

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This Mother’s Heart Stretches and Grows…

In the past two months, the fact that two of my three kids have flown the coop has really been settling on me. It’s happened in ripples, and kicks, and sputters and tsunami waves of emotion and adjustment, over the … Continue reading

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The Things We Do For Love… Dog Love.

This is a very different story than the one I wrote about our beloved dog Callie, who died two years ago at 15 (read This Is Not Just a Tail, But a True Love Story). This is a love story … Continue reading

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Stop! I Want to Get Off.

I am in the middle of a big, BIG  f*#C%ing meltdown!  Admittedly, it’s selfish of me. Because it all revolves around the fact that my son, Middle Man, turned 20 today, and it’s freaking me out!  Seriously. Freaking. Me. Out! … Continue reading

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Whose Nest is Empty Anyway?

 Warning:  This may not be palatable for certain college age offspring, of say, mine.  While not intended to be a lecture… it might have become one along the way.  Read with caution, but know that I mean it. This year … Continue reading

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Some days are diamonds, some days are stone.

Summer seems to be finally here.  Here in the Pacific Northwest, that means that it’s not as cold, not raining and we are all giddy for that alone. Officially, none of us really expect summer until after July 4th, which … Continue reading

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