Last year after dropping my firstborn off at college, I wrote an article describing what now seems like a total freak-show with me starring in the central role. I sobbed for three hours on the ride home, became extremely nauseated due Continue reading How to Not Lose Your Sh*t When Dropping Your Kid Off at College (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)
My daughter expected that she would be hazed by upperclassmen in high school. She heard all the horror stories about freshman being shoved into lockers and sent on wild goose chases through the hallways, but these tales never materialized. To Continue reading When Your Kid’s Biggest Bully Is the Teacher (Published In Kveller)
Flipping through the radio stations in my car, I came across a morning-show DJ taking calls about people’s worst dates. I chuckled at some of the ridiculous scenarios and reminisced about my own wacky worst date, which in my case, Continue reading My Worst Date Ever
Do you hover — ready to swoop down and micromanage your children at any given moment, or do you stay in the shadows and observe, allowing them to work things out for themselves? While I strive to balance these two Continue reading Are You A Helicopter Parent?