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April 13, 2019

As a new mom, I really wanted to know what I didn’t know: how to be successful. I wanted someone to clue me in to the secret of being a great mom. Here’s the thing: there is no secret that everyone else knows. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart—and even if someon...

April 3, 2019

Teen angst. A great phrase; onomatopoeia. But as much as I like how it sounds, I hate the reality

March 1, 2019

          As parents, we share and celebrate some really big milestones with our children. Sometimes it’s a lot harder to share the every-day moments with them. Between work and the constant distractions and invasion of technology into every moment of our lives, being...

February 26, 2019

You submitted your college applications, scores, essays and all. What a relief—for a few days, then you realize you are just hanging in limbo as you settle in to wait. Now, for the three or four months you’ve been waiting to hear from colleges and  scholarships yo...

February 5, 2019

I had the honor of being nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award!  Thank you so much Terri at Millennial Adulting for the nomination. Be sure to check out her blog at http://millennialadulting.life/about/ and follow her on twitter @MillennialAdul1....

Parenting a child with ADHD can feel a bit like you’re walking in the dark—you tiptoe around, unsure of what you will come up against. Sometimes you may say or do something to set off a mini emotional explosion. It’s definitely something you try to avoid as those can b...

April 3, 2018

The tears surprised me. The weepiness I felt driving away from my first parents' weekend.  My son is a sophomore but I had missed last year’s event; so I was so thankful to have spent this weekend with him. He won’t be home for Thanksgiving this year, so I did expect t...

January 4, 2018

 It's the "Oh my God, break is almost over and I have a thousand schools to read about and apply to in the next two weeks" look, and it's not pretty!  Still, there is some time left for them to research, write, apply and pay so maybe now is a really good time to take a...

November 2, 2017

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Are you ever completely baffled by your kids? Like you don’t understand why they’re acting in a certain way? The one that always gets me is lying. I catch him lying, he knows he’s lying, he knows I know he’s lying…and he lies anyway. And keeps doing it. What is that?

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