The Direction of His Beautiful Dreams: Thoughts on Sending My Firstborn to College

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Yeah, I’m not quite ready to let my son go, yet. But the day draws nigh. Nigh! We are three days from “move in” day, and no amount of cheery videos featuring the Anderson University football team lugging boxes and bedding up three flights of stairs is making me feel better. I know—this is a … [Read more...]

11 #Awesomesauce Mom Observations about the Care and Feeding of Teenage Boys

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They will not, under any circumstances, take Women’s Multivitamins. I believe this is rooted in an unspoken fear of sprouting Fallopian Tubes.   If you take them on a Very Special Pilgrimage to the home site of your favorite childhood book—say for example “Anne of Green Gables”—one of … [Read more...]

Back to School Musings from Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, Rob Lowe, and Me

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My sweet friend Heather recently dropped off her firstborn child at Smith College in Massachusetts. She’s a mess, of course, and deeply sentimental about this passage. Even though it’s a grand thing altogether that Sophie was accepted into such a magnificent university, and her future looks … [Read more...]