Tag Archives: parenting

New column: “‘History junkies’ needed to make field trips come alive”

Field trips make history–and any other subject–come alive, for kids of all ages. This and more in my newspaper column this week. Plus the Transylvania History Society, who is looking for a local history buff to help them help area … Continue reading

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New column: “As fall approaches, find a path and make it yours”

Fall is coming. As we find ourselves busier than ever, I want us to do one thing: To find a path, a trail, a walk down the block, and make it ours. To study the small stuff. To pay attention. … Continue reading

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New column: “Before kindergarten begins, this preschool deserves thanks”

In one day, my younger daughter will go to kindergarten. My last child, my buddy, my baby. But before she does, I need to thank the preschool that cared so well for both my daughters, and for me, for the … Continue reading

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New column: “‘Travel’ can take you far away — or close to home”

I am a travel junkie. Straight-up addicted to the adventure high of exploring new places. But these days–oh, who are we kidding? The past decade–my travel has been limited by familial and professional responsibility, and by my meager budget. But … Continue reading

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New column: “Shower shoes, tears: It’s time for summer camp”

This week’s newspaper column is about the fact that I have let my 8 year-old daughter go to sleepaway camp, 3 hours away, for the first time. And I’m wondering if I’ve lost my mind. So summer, camp, kids, parenting, … Continue reading

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New column: “It’s time to celebrate the summer solstice–the first day of summer and the longest day of the year”

All over the world, people celebrate the summer solstice. It’s the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, a day around which parties and legends abound. So that’s what I’m writing about in my newspaper column this week. … Continue reading

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New column: “Here’s to the dads who taught me to waterski”

I am woefully behind on posting my newspaper columns. I blame the summer, that mercurial minx. This one is about childhood, learning to waterski, and the dads who taught me how. With a belated Happy Father’s Day to all the … Continue reading

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New column: “30 ingredients for an old-fashioned summer”

Summer is coming! Let’s do it the old-fashioned way–with (mostly) free, simple pleasures for young and old. I’ve a bunch of ideas in this week’s newspaper column. Thirty, to be exact. Thanks for reading! To read, click here.

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New column: “It’s time to donate the tiny toddler clothes, and big tears are falling”

Recently I decided it was time to pull my daughters’ baby and toddler clothes down from the attic, and give them away. I don’t know what I was thinking. The agony. So this, parenting, kids, childhood, memories, and more, in … Continue reading

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New column: “Pediatric cancer is an emotional journey”

My newspaper column this week is one near to my heart. It’s about my dear friends and their son, Holmes, age 9. Holmes has a malignant brain tumor. This is a special family. I hope you’ll take the time to … Continue reading

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