Another closing chapter

Seems like the closing chapters just keep on coming. Tonight K will go to senior prom. She’s decided to do her own hair, and has been practicing various styles over the past few days to make sure

Winning the grand prize

The excitement never stops in our house. A college graduation (and party) in the books. Senior prom on Friday night. High school graduation next week. College orientation a week after that. Now we

Hang on to those connections

Don’t you love it when you plan something and everything goes off great – even better than you anticipated? That’s how I’m feeling today after we threw a college graduation party for our son G this

Taking the kids along — or not

I’m not sure my philosophy has paid off. I was always one of those parents who didn’t believe in taking the kids with us everywhere my husband and I went. We got baby-sitters. It was just better that

What day is it?

It’s Wednesday! And I don’t say that emphatically because Wednesday is any particular day of note this week – unless you count the fact that I originally thought it was Tuesday. Is it just me? Am I

Moving toward the empty nest

Two down, one to go! Our second graduated from college last weekend. He’s going to be a teacher, but before the school bell rings this fall he’ll get what I assume will be his last “summer” job

A breast cancer dialogue

Times sure have changed. Thirty years ago I was a new reporter on a health beat, and remember writing a story about new trends in breast reconstruction surgery. It was an evolving field and the
Categories: General, Midlife Mom

A parent’s take on Angelina

No matter what you might think about Angelina Jolie, her decision to have a preventive bilateral mastectomy and then talk about that decision in a public forum should be applauded. But she’s not the