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Sound Off: Do school changes hurt military kids in the long run?

By now, kids are back into the swing of school, reestablishing seats in the cafeteria, slipping prohibited gum paraphernalia into… Continue reading »

Slippery Summer

Back in June, I thought summer was an all you can eat buffet of leisure splayed out before me like… Continue reading »

When Mom leaves home

Ah… alone at last with a latte in the airport and plenty of time for people-watching before my flight. That… Continue reading »

The Look of Selflessness

“Do you want a boy or girl?” I asked, lazing in bed, seven months pregnant on a Saturday morning. Francis,… Continue reading »

Snack Duty: Fall’s most competitive sport

By now, the youth sports scrimmages are over, and regular fall season competition has begun. But what our kids don’t… Continue reading »

Freshman Orientation and Other Alien Mind Tricks

My son was recently abducted by aliens. These strange creatures from a far off land lured him to their institution,… Continue reading »

Mom’s Summer Lecture Series

A couple of weeks ago, my husband came home after running errands on base with our daughter and said, “Wait… Continue reading »

Pomp and Unusual Circumstances

By the time the Abbey’s headmaster got to the graduates whose names started with an “M,” my feet were bloody… Continue reading »

College Talk Tips

It’s college decision time, but before parents of high school seniors engage each other in conversation, take heed! You are… Continue reading »

How to Succeed in Parenting by Really Trying

Although I don’t talk much about it any more, my husband and I raised a child with what has become… Continue reading »

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