My Son Is In College And I’m Learning The Most Important Grades Of His Life Were On His Kindergarten Report Card

We just dropped our son off at college, and on the long car ride home it occurred to me that he’s beginning his sophomore year, and I have no idea how his first year went. I do know he adjusted well to his new environment hundreds of miles away from home. He made some good … Continue reading My Son Is In College And I’m Learning The Most Important Grades Of His Life Were On His Kindergarten Report Card

Sending Off A College Sophomore: It’s A Whole Different Ball Game

I’m experiencing an unsettling sort of calm. Could it be the calm before the storm? I mean, this time last year I was a frenzy of anxious activity. Lists of things to purchase were scrawled on a rainbow hue of sticky notes that covered every surface of my kitchen. A teetering pile of plastic IKEA bags … Continue reading Sending Off A College Sophomore: It’s A Whole Different Ball Game

I Bought My Son A Waffle Maker…And Now I Hope He’ll Never Leave Me

I bought my son a waffle maker. It dawned on me that whenever we stay in hotels my son always looks forward to the breakfast buffet. He happily fills his plate with heaping portions of eggs, potatoes, fruit and pastries. He relishes going back for seconds and even thirds. But he especially loves making his … Continue reading I Bought My Son A Waffle Maker…And Now I Hope He’ll Never Leave Me

Four Ways To Parent Your Introverted Teen That Won’t Make Them Cringe

My son likes to talk. A lot. As a little boy he would talk to us for hours about his Legos and his Matchbox cars. As he grew older his interests changed, but his loquaciousness never diminished. I have been lectured on the specs of the newest iPhone, instructed on how to create viral YouTube … Continue reading Four Ways To Parent Your Introverted Teen That Won’t Make Them Cringe