Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Groundhog Day!

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I just mailed out my family’s annual Groundhog Day cards. Yes, we actually do send a card for Groundhog Day. Our tradition of “celebrating” Groundhog Day began as something of a joke. We are those lame people who can’t manage to get a card out around the real holidays like Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s.

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My snow days are numbered

My snow days are numbered

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Yesterday my youngest son checked the snow day calculator (yes, there really is such a thing) and was delighted to report that there was a high probability that there would be a snow day today. Sure enough, school was canceled and we are stuck inside as the wind and snow swirl outside. Despite the fact

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The Girlfriend

The Girlfriend

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We met her the weekend of his college graduation. Although they had only been together a few months, we already knew she was special to our son. She sat with us during commencement and a few people asked if she was our daughter because she has similar coloring to our youngest son. I tried to

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Whose life is it, anyway?

Whose life is it, anyway?

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As a mom with two sons in college, I often find myself wondering where they will be a few years from now when they have jumped through the last hoop that their father and I have set for them. Reflecting on my own time in college, I remember feeling overwhelmed by the multitude of choices

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A Thanksgiving Welcome Home

A Thanksgiving Welcome Home

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The days are starting to get shorter and colder and that means Thanksgiving — one of my favorite holidays — will be here in no time at all. I love everything about Thanksgiving: family togetherness, the food, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, and the fact that everyone in the U.S. celebrates

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  • Great article. It reminded me to ask my high school senior about which of her preferred colleges have reached out about a regional event. We attended an event like this with our older daughter who was attending school far from home and it was very valuable.