Category Archives: Teenagers

Freshman overwhelm

  My cell phone rang at 10:45 p.m. and when I looked down I saw it was my daughter.  In New York it was almost 2:00 a.m., on a Monday night.  This would not be good news as I had already heard … Continue reading

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Flat Rate Shipping

Okay, it is obviously time for me to get a grip. Do you know about flat rate shipping? You stuff as much as you possibly can into a small box white box with red print on it, hoping it will … Continue reading

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Unbearable In-Betweeness

This is the summer between high school and college. There is an awareness of my child actually being a legal adult since turning 18 in May. She decides what she does and even though I find myself unable to shut … Continue reading

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It’s DONE!!!

The time has come. High school is finished.  OVER.  DONE.  So strange to have focused this blog on the past two years of high school..  And now what?   Prom is over.  Final exams forgotten.  Graduation finished.  Speeches made, tassles switched, … Continue reading

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Painful Choices

In the process of anticipating my daughter’s departure for college, I have been taking a hard look at my life.  To outsiders I may seem busy, fulfilled, and always having places to go, people to see.  I’m in a band, … Continue reading

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Launch Pad – Ready!

  It’s done.  We are DONE! I almost can’t believe we are here, at this juncture. Finished with all the applications, essays, auditions, travel, school tours, rejections, acceptances, and finally, the choice!  It’s now time to get excited, to think … Continue reading

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Money Talks

  Money money money.  How ever do we survive with our constant focus on money – all the fear and obsession, the mistakes, the debting, and especially, the college tuition!?! We are at that juncture now.  The final decision must … Continue reading

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