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10 Reasons Why Having Teenagers Makes Mothers Look Forward to Empty Nest Syndrome

It’s been happening since the beginning of time. Mothers who have spent the last twelve years dragging themselves out of bed at all hours of the night for feedings, temperature taking, and hand holding, suddenly find themselves the parents of … Continue reading

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Can an iPad do “The Hustle?” An Inquiring Mind Wants to Know

Every good story needs a prologue and this is mine. I’m known for a few things around my neighborhood (none of which I will mention here), but I’m definitely not known for jumping on the trend bandwagon every time a … Continue reading

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How One Teenager Turned his Parents into Rhinoceroses

Seventeen years ago I gave birth to a tiny baby that eventually grew into a picky toddler that ate virtually nothing in order to survive. “Is it possible to stay alive for longer than twelve hours after eating just one … Continue reading

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Barbie and a Teenaged Boy: A Mother’s Worst Nightmare

I’m pretty sure I know when it happened—the moment when I finally I lost complete and utter control over everything as a mother. It was the last week of school. As I had done every morning for the past three … Continue reading

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Yup, Nope, Funny

“Heredity is what sets the parents of a teenager wondering about each other.”                                                                                             —Laurence J. Peter Our son hadn’t even discovered the joy of conversing with friends through a phone created from two soup cans and a long string before … Continue reading

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First-Born Becomes Lab Experiment

“The first-born child is like a lab experiment and the parents are two mad scientists with absolutely no hypothesis.” –Vicky DeCoster On the day our son was born, my husband and I stood next to the bassinet in the hospital … Continue reading

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