All in the family
November 13, 2015
I take my job as Mary’s godmother seriously. My first lesson for her: Every woman should have her own money. So I gave her a $100 bill to get her started.
September 17, 2015
I am well aware of what I will be losing when my youngest gets his driver’s license, and it feels bittersweet.
August 26, 2015
It is the summer before the summer before college for my soon-to-be senior. My kids are lined up like tennis balls at the base of a ball machine chute. Before I know it — WHOOSH! ….WHOOSH! They’ll be gone.
July 28, 2015
The older child made a request: Please bring me my ukulele. And a coffee maker. And coffee. The ukulele, I could see. When one is spending the month at a precollege program, sleeping in the dorms and sitting in class all day, a young man needs his ukulele. Of course. But the coffee maker? In […]
July 14, 2015
But I thought that the visit interrupted the natural flow of their scarce time away from home, when kids discover who they are when they’re not with their parents.
June 19, 2015
I was surprised when my son invited me to the creative writing class presentation. This from a kid who, over the years, has stood in my home office surrounded by boxes of my books and declared, “Mom, I don’t know how you can be a writer. I hate writing.”
June 8, 2015
“Calm down” doesn’t calm anyone down. It dismisses their feelings and concerns.