Reflections on the teenage years, and everything a parent never knows.
College kids remind us how to take things as they come.
As parents, what does time spent surfing the net tell us about our teenagers?
Loving our children through conflict and worry.
You know when you’re sitting and waiting, and there’s nothing you can do? You know what I mean – one of those situations that’s entirely beyond your control. It happened to me last evening when my site went down for a few hours, due to something that came up with my provider and required a […]
It was about ten days ago. The phone call. He had forgotten or misplaced his key. Again. I took a deep breath, dropped what I was doing, and went to the rescue. Again. I’ve been told repeatedly not to stress over the fact that my son loses his keys, and I’m constantly running to the […]
There’s little question that if you ask me what my job is, I’ll answer “parent.” That doesn’t preclude the fact that I am a writer, and many other things; that my professional endeavors predated my maternal duties by more than a decade. But my primary job these days – as it has been for years […]
My teens? The best on the planet, naturally. One is a bit of a world wanderer – give him a backpack and a cheap ticket to Europe, and he’s a happy camper. A little factory work, a little office work, a few music festivals… and plenty of adventure, some of which he tells me about, […]
I thought it would be a quiet weekend. It was. A little too quiet. My son seemed off. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Though he had friends over one evening, there were two nights in a row when he was up at strange hours, walking around. Not his usual behavior. But with adolescents, […]
I find myself stranded again. The car zipped down the street at noon yesterday, with my elder son behind the wheel. There was a brief exchange over a hastily planned camping trip in the mountains with friends. It’s a considerable drive, I’m sans vehicle for the weekend, but I said yes. My kid ran errands […]