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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.
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?...
Sweet Sixteen (Yes, My Son Is Sweet)

Sweet Sixteen (Yes, My Son Is Sweet)

My son turns 16 today. And after all of these years, I can still remember staring up at the ceiling of the operating room in the wee hours of the morning, after over 24 hours of labor, waiting for the doctor to cut me open and extract this kid.
Another Conversation With My Kid: NYC Edition

Another Conversation With My Kid: NYC Edition

I’m back from my daughter’s birthday trip to NYC. And I can easily say that it was everything I had hoped for. And more. From our arrival Sunday morning to my flight out Saturday, it was filled with lots of shopping, laughs, history lessons, food and loving moments. We walked over the Brooklyn Bridge, rode...