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College Tours and Trojan Wars: Survival Tips

“Odysseus, eat your heart out,” I thought, while driving our daughter, Lilly, to college visits recently. Although I wouldn’t encounter… Continue reading »

The Spin Cycle of Life

With our three kids finishing up summer jobs or out with friends, the house was unusually silent last week, except… Continue reading »

Redux: Feel it in your rear

We universally accept that 16-year-olds don’t know much about life, so why is it that we allow them to propel… Continue reading »

Birds, Bees and Brats: Exposure to culture breeds curiosity in military kids

“Time for gelato!” I blurted, pulling our kids away from a statue at the Vatican City Museum during a family… Continue reading »

From the archives: “Wanted: Mom Manager”

I was late for the meeting. Again. With an armful of crumpled papers, I rushed down the hall. Sheepishly, I… Continue reading »

Losing football team with a winning spirit

In the fall, a whiff of fallen leaves evokes echoes of marching bands and whistles blown. We feel the cold… Continue reading »

A Tale for Those Left Behind

Their eyes were locked on me, reading my every thought, prying at my secrets, peering uninvited into my soul. The… Continue reading »

Shop, Drop, and Enroll

“Three decorative pillows or just two?” my daughter Anna asked in front of a colorful display of bedding at a… Continue reading »

Lost on Memory Lane

Believe it or not, hoarding comes in pretty handy around high school graduation time. Over the years, my family has… Continue reading »

Housewife Burnout

It took four punches of the snooze button to get me out of bed this morning. I wasn’t tired. Or… Continue reading »

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