4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter’s Concussion (Published in The Mighty)

This past summer, my teenager was accidentally elbowed in the nose, causing a fracture as well as a concussion. Although she complained for weeks of headaches, the doctors repeatedly assured her that headaches were a common symptom of nasal fractures. Continue reading 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before My Daughter’s Concussion (Published in The Mighty)

I’m Tired of Trying to Make Sense of Another Tragedy After Nice (Published in Kveller)

Last July, we traveled through Europe with our teens, eagerly anticipating our tour of Nice, France. My husband and I were passionate about this stop on our trip as we had spent a wonderful vacation there 25 years prior and Continue reading I’m Tired of Trying to Make Sense of Another Tragedy After Nice (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)

Why I Prefer Teenagers Over Toddlers (Seriously) (Published In Kveller)

“What a cute pumpkin hat,” I said to the woman holding the toddler behind me on line at the grocery store. “Thanks! My friend knit it for her,” she beamed. “Enjoy it while you can still dress her without a Continue reading Why I Prefer Teenagers Over Toddlers (Seriously) (Published In Kveller)

Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)

October ushers in not only high pollen counts but the hugely anticipated and often dreaded homecoming dance. Non-stop chatter regarding the “right” dress, the “right” date, the “right” group, the “right” after-party—and all the wrong values—float in the air like Continue reading Should Moms Intervene With Their Teen’s Friend Drama? (Published in Kveller)