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Gradually Growing Up

Gradually Growing Up

It’s gradual. First, they start going down to the playground at the end of the street. By themselves. And walking the mile home from school. Alone.
Haphazard Memories: My 1998 Volvo Wagon

Haphazard Memories: My 1998 Volvo Wagon

In 1998, when I left Manhattan for suburban South Florida, I hadn't owned a car for 11 years. Didn't want one. Didn't need one. I had the subways and the buses, my own two feet and eventually, a boyfriend turned husband who had a beat-up Hyundai.
Of Mothers And Daughters (Sharing Clothes)

Of Mothers And Daughters (Sharing Clothes)

It started with the feet. A few years ago, my daughter started sharing my shoes. Flip flops and sandals but not my wedges. Too young for that. She got her ears pierced and she started wearing some of my earrings. And the diamond necklace I got from her father after she was born. (Only for...
Out On A Saturday Night (Role Reversal)

Out On A Saturday Night (Role Reversal)

Talk about a role reversal. This past Saturday, all three of our teens went to the movies. Without us. The 16 year-old boy had asked if we could drop him off at the theater so he could meet up with a half a dozen of his friends from high school.
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?...
A Case Of Toilet Paper (Photo Essay)

A Case Of Toilet Paper (Photo Essay)

Do you ever feel like you’re the only one in your house that puts things away? From the clean laundry to the old photographs you looked at six months ago to the screwdriver that was used to pry a penny out of the washing machine. You know what I’m talking about. I know you do....