raising children

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Catherine’s Excellent Adventure

Our 2016 is off to a bang, as Catherine left yesterday for a three-week study abroad in London, where she’ll take a literature class, see several plays, and do some exploring on her own. The experience has her way out of her comfort zone: It’s the first time she’s traveling abroad, the first time she’s … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Here we go again

A year ago we crammed the car full of things we never knew a person needed and made our way to Hofstra University, spent the day unpacking, putting furniture together, lugging books from the bookstore and getting Catherine settled in before being summarily dismissed by her. As in all things, history will repeat itself this weekend. For … Continue reading

Flashback Friday — Sea changes

Snow. Ice. Bitter cold. We need a bit of summer warmth, so I’m flashing back today to June 2000, when my friend, Jacquie, and I gathered the kids and met up at Mystic Aquarium in upstate Connecticut. It was a great day — being together, seeing the creatures (the beluga whales were a huge hit as I … Continue reading