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The Real Reason I Don’t Want To See Photos Of Your Kids On Facebook

I don’t want to see photos of your kids on Facebook. I don’t want to see photos of them on Instagram or Snapchat either. You know, the ones on the first day of school. Absolutely adorable standing at the bus stop or on your front steps with their brand spanking new backpacks, shiny lunch boxes, […]

College & Empty Nest

The New Kid In Class

At the end of this summer, when all the cute little kiddies toting lunch boxes and backpacks went back to school, and parents of college students bid their tearful goodbyes, someone else went back to school. Someone older. Someone SO MUCH OLDER… ME! You heard right. Careful what you wish for… For nearly two decades […]

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Parenting & Mom Confessions

Bonding Over Shopping And Sports

Many mothers and fathers bond with their sons and daughters through sports. Some go to games together. Some toss balls together. Some huddle together in front of the TV. When my son turns on a basketball game or football game on TV in our den, I sit down on the couch to watch it with […]

Preparing Your Kids For College Is Not A Feat For The Faint Of Heart

When I began blogging six years ago I never would have believed that one day my writing would be featured on one of my favorite parenting blogs: The Washington Post’s On Parenting. It is an honor and a dream come true to see my name on the page. (I’m still pinching myself!) Parents of soon-to-be […]

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Midlife Musings

High School: It Was More Than Just Braces And Big Hair

My 35th high school reunion is coming up next year (gulp!), so when Classmates.com reached out to me to try out their site and write about my experience I jumped at the chance, because I’m nothing if not sentimental. I hopped online and within seconds created a profile and my high school yearbook magically appeared […]

9 Tips For Surviving And Thriving In Your Empty Nest

For many parents, one of the toughest and most bittersweet parts of parenting is saying goodbye and letting their little birdies fly from the nest. We’re filled with pride and excitement, and yes, sadness too. Often parents feel like they’ve been fired from a job they’ve loved, toiled, and devoted their lives to and often […]

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Books on my Nightstand

The (Almost) Spring Fling Book Bonanza

It might feel like winter where you are, but if you’re in Southern California, like me, it feels like spring! (Sorry east coast friends!) If you’re looking for some good books to read, have no fear – the spring fling book bonanza is here. A mix of light (family, humor, marriage, romance) and heavy (surviving […]

Summer Reading List 2015

Now that my favorite TV shows are on summer break it’s the perfect time for me to catch up on my reading. I’m not sure if I’ll get through my entire list because of the pull of sunshine, kids, and no homework, but it’s worth a try. So grab your iced cold lemonade or chilly […]

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Living Out Loud In My Second Half: I’ve Come A Long Way, Baby!

Learning to live out loud in my second half wasn’t originally my goal, but it happened anyway. I pretty much spent a lifetime fluffing the pillows in my cushy comfort zone. But all that changed four years ago when I took a chance as the empty nest began to creep up on me. Fueled by […]

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