It’s Thanksgiving – Let’s Have Some Conversation!

Thanksgiving conversation

When I was a little girl my grandmother lived with us, and one of my favorite activities was to have a cup of tea with her and listen to her stories about when she was a little girl. My other grandma didn’t live with us, but I have […]

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Don’t Let the College Cost Keep You from Applying

college cost

When my three older boys were going through the college application process, the question I dreaded the most was, “Where is your son applying to college?” It is a logical question to ask a mom of a high school senior, but my own insecurities made me dread it. […]

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I Might Be Screwing Up With Technology and My Daughter – Or Not

Daughter Technology

I just walked past the den where my 13-year-old daughter was doing her homework, and saw her with her phone in her hands and her iPad open. Ha…caught her goofing off on social media…or so I thought. When I asked her why she had her phone out, she […]

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My son, and college, and his ADHD prescription

ADHD Prescription

I am honored to have a blog post shared in the My Parent Journey section of the truly incredible website, Understood.org. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are a resource for those of us with kids who have ADHD and other learning issues. I have learned so much from […]

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The Most Helicopter Mom Moment Ever

Helicopter Mom

A few summers ago when I was at my hair salon getting a haircut, I witnessed the most helicopter mom moment ever, and since I wasn’t up to my blow dry yet, I got to hear every cringe worthy second. I watched a mother accompany her soon-to-be-college freshman son […]

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On Grown and Flown this week!

Grown and Flown

My post for this week is on one of my favorite websites – I’m thrilled to have contributed an original piece to Grown and Flown! They talk about parenting older kids and have lots of useful information and yes, some sentimental pieces too – definitely will need the […]

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My Updated Fall Recipe Rotation

Fall Recipes 2017

A colleague reminded me that we all need to get our recipes in order for the back to school rush. Sigh – denial did not work. Back to school is real and here. Below is my updated recipe rotation for fall 2017, and this is the link to […]

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My Third HS Graduation, and I’m Still Not an Expert

HS Graduation

My third son is a high school senior, and he is graduating next week. You would think that by my third HS graduation I would be an expert, and in some ways I am. I know how to knot the tassel onto his cap, I know how to lightly […]

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Sometimes I Lose Perspective, but My Kids Love Me Anyway

Perspective

Last week my daughter got her report card, got her standardized test scores back, and registered for next year’s classes. Last week one of us had a stellar week – it wasn’t me. I knew I had completely lost it when my daughter looked at me and said, “don’t […]

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Do You Know About 13 Reasons Why?

13 Reasons Why

Last week a bright, inquisitive 12-year-old girl stood at my desk and breathlessly told me how she had read 13 Reasons Why over the weekend, and that she loved it, and that she thought it had a powerful message. My heart sank. I asked her about the message […]

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