When your child pulls away

When your child pulls away

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If you had seen my middle son and me walking together when he was around fifteen years old, you might have noticed us holding hands as we chatted and strolled. People often commented how remarkably sweet he was for a teenager and how well we seemed to get along and I felt extremely fortunate. Now

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Our little girl grew up

Our little girl grew up

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I fell in love with the name (on the cover of my Marshall Tucker Band record album) when I was sixteen and decided I’d use it if I ever had a daughter. Twenty years later I fulfilled that promise when our Cassady came into the world. Like her name, Cassady, our left-handed firstborn, has been a

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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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  • 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.