Blog Archives for tag parenting

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 »

Attack of the Killer Teens

This week, my youngest child turned thirteen, making me the mother of three teenagers. For those readers who have raised… Continue reading »

Give me liberty, or give me naps!

When the alarm goes off in the morning, and your brain’s cells begin to stir, a myriad of possible “first… Continue reading »

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