Category Archives: Grown & Flown

Two years ago my daughter’s high school graduation was looming, and I was panicking. My hairdresser had inadvertently given my hair a Kardashian ombre look, I couldn’t find a new dress that was the perfect blend of “this is an important enough event for me to actually wear a dress” and “but it doesn’t look […]

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Two years ago at this time I felt like I was sitting in the Millennium Falcon about to make the jump to light speed*. My daughter was thisclose to graduating high school, and the year—and the previous 18 and a half—had flown by, which made me a conflicted mess of emotions. Sad, obviously, that the time […]

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This is my favorite time of year. I hate this time of year. Why the Jekyll & Hyde attitude at this glorious-slash-heartbreaking time of year? Because college. Damn college. Wonderful college. Confusing-as-hell college. College that threatens to hijack the very traditions that have defined our holiday (and other parts of our family life) for the […]

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Good grief. I think I need to apologize—again—to those of you who look forward to the Friday Favorites and have been left without purpose for the past month and forced to spend the entirety of your weekends moping around cursing me for my deliquency and your despondency. Sorry, mom. But seriously, you guys. Way back in oh-twelve when […]

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The four years I spent at Arizona State University from 1987 to 1991 gave me memories and experiences that changed my life: I met a cute boy who, six years later, would become my husband; made friendships that have lasted 28 years; and discovered that mixing gin and tequila in the same night will lead […]

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