Category Archives: parenting moments

Last week, right after taking the older daughter back to college and the resulting fallout (i.e., shoe-buying excursions) that occurred from that, the younger daughter began serving her time in the big house. High school. Ninth grade. Freshman year.   As you might imagine, there was some wine consumed. And while my rising freshman had spent […]

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Today my baby girl turns 14. Fourteen. What a sucky age. But really, do you remember it? No? That’s because it probably sucked. Think about it. At 14 you were at puberty’s peak and at the mercy of the multitude of hormones that were making your emotions run the gamut from elation to devastation that all took […]

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You guys, I’m a failure. For the past two years I’ve been trying fiercely to halt the hands of time, and I just can’t. A year ago, as I was staring in the face of my daughter’s graduation and her impending departure from our little nest, I wrote a short post (one of my favorites) about how […]

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When you have kids, there are countless things that you know you will have to teach them one day that put the fear of the almighty in you to even imagine, but none so terrifying as knowing there will come a day when you will have to have “the talk.” I’m talkin’ ’bout sex, baby. And […]

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My daughter took her first college final yesterday. You know what that means? “She’s been existing on pop-tarts and anxiety for the past week?” you say. Well, sure, but besides that. It means her first semester of college is over. Justlikethat. For those of you who rode shotgun with me on the angst-ridden journey that […]

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At some point* in the next few days I’ll be the mother of a 19-year-old. *I actually do know when, in case you were worried. A nineteen year old. (BRB, I need to go do a shot and sing some Wham! so I don’t feel as old as that makes me sound.) The point is, most some there’s […]

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When you send your kid off to college, you like to think you’re sending them into a world that has everything to do with academics and preparing for their future. But deep down — especially if you went to college yourself — you know what they are about to experience has much more to do […]

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You guys. YOU GUYS. Guess what just happened to me? I opened up my Friday Favorites’ post that I’d written 90% of yesterday only to discover it didn’t save. I’m not kidding. All that’s in my draft box is the list of favorites I keep throughout the week so when Thursday or Friday come I […]

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I can hear your thoughts. No really, I can. Good grief! you are thinking, not another post having to do with the whole college thing!  To which I say, Hey, I hear ya, sister (or brother). But since I cannot stop ALL THE FEELS GOING ON I gotta to do what I do: Write about them. If […]

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Well, my friends, it’s done. We’ve packed Thing 1 up, driven her to a different state, moved her into her dorm room and had the expected tearful goodbye. And I know what many of you are expecting to read from me today: the heart wrenching story of her tearful goodbye to her cat (who’s been […]

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