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College Visit With My First-Born

College Visit With My First-Born

My son is a senior in high school this year. My first born. My 6'1" hairy, gangly, broad-shouldered baby. So last week, my son and I did what many have done before us: We visited a college campus. We spent the night in a hotel, took a tour the next day, spoke to some students and ate some...
Of Mothers and Sons (And Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Of Mothers and Sons (And Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Our bond is strong and even sweet. He still hugs me. But only in private. I love when he wraps his long arms around me, even if it’s for a millisecond. I get more high fives and fist pumps than hugs but that’s okay. I’ll take what I can get.
Walking The Parenting Tightrope

Walking The Parenting Tightrope

I’m the parent of a teenage girl. And I’m walking the parenting tightrope, doing the biggest balancing act of my life. (I don’t think that I could have done anything to prepare for this. Even being the parent of a 16 year-old boy hasn’t helped.) If I lean a little too far to the right?...
On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

A mother lies in bed on a Sunday afternoon. Struck with a fever, body aches and dry mouth. The flu, perhaps. As she passes in and out of a nap, she thinks about her family and where everybody is. Her husband is downstairs making her favorite red lentil soup. The smell coming up through the...