Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

I learned my lesson the hard way years ago: I don’t seek out friendships with my kids’ friends’ parents. When my son was 9 years old, he befriended two boys whose mothers were close friends. Inevitably we got sucked into Continue reading Why I Don’t Want to Be Friends with My Kids’ Friends’ Parents (Published in Kveller)

The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated (Published In The Huffington Post)

My son survived his first semester in college. Actually, he more than survived – he thrived, matured, mellowed and had the time of his life. He even studied some. The night before we took him to school I was overwrought Continue reading The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated (Published In The Huffington Post)

Nothing Can Prepare You For Dropping Your Firstborn Off At College (Published In Kveller)

I’m not gonna lie. Dropping my son off at college sucked. Experienced friends warned me that they cried all the way home and I empathized, but doubted that would happen to me. I expected to tear up a little hugging Continue reading Nothing Can Prepare You For Dropping Your Firstborn Off At College (Published In Kveller)

Trying To Stay Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time (Published in The Huffington Post)

I SO didn’t want to be THAT mom. You know the type, whose life revolves around her children to such an extent that she decompensates the summer before her firstborn goes to college. Nope. Not me. I’m productive and busy. Continue reading Trying To Stay Calm While Sending My Kid Off To College For the First Time (Published in The Huffington Post)