Raising school children.
June 21, 2016
This day is a luxury. For me and for my kids. To wish to go back to when my kids were little now would be like giving up a winning lottery ticket and the Oscar for Best Actress and the World Cup wrapped in one.
February 24, 2016
Today is the day my son enrolled in college, which is weird, because I swear it was just last Tuesday that he was racing Hot Wheels cars across the kitchen floor.
August 5, 2015
The kids were crying and hugging each other, declaring “Love you!” whenever one of them piled their belongings into a parent’s car or a New York City taxi to leave for home. Their heartbreak was palpable, their connection undeniable. I was watching this going on around me as I sat on the bench last weekend outside […]
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 28, 2015
There are three things you will see on every college tour, and two of them are pretty much the same. One matters the most.
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.”
January 6, 2015
I was travelling two hours by subway, bus, and car to watch 4 minutes and 52 seconds of sports.