Author Archives: jennifer

On Calendars and What They Can Do For You

My dear friend, Elaine asked a question on Facebook a few weeks ago. It went something like this: “What are your best tips for balancing the need to be fully present in the moment with the need to plan for … Continue reading

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On Eighteen Years

This weekend, my oldest graduates from high school. Each of us in our family are experiencing an array of emotions. If you haven’t yet read Michael Gerson’s thoughtful post on the departure of his oldest son, it is worth a … Continue reading

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On Saying Goodbye

Jason Good is a writer and comedian. I know him primarily through his blog: http://www.jasongood.net. Hilarious stuff, especially for parents. I think Andrew Unger introduced me to it years ago. Here, Jason shares the intimate moments surrounding his father’s death. For me, … Continue reading

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On the Things that Ain’t Happenin’

Jen Hatmaker hits it out of the park, once again. Having just ushered my 18 year old into adulthood 2 days ago, I am relieved that I don’t need to back-fill my antique trunk with annual time capsules. As I … Continue reading

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On Common Core Myths & Facts

Common Core Myths & Facts: It seems that I hear increasing understanding by parents in my community, but I continue to hear many of these myths perpetuated by politicians. It’s troubling to me when our students are caught in political … Continue reading

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On Surviving the College Admissions Madness

Thank you to my March ’97 Mama friend, Lara Nolan, for this one. Our 17/18 year olds are making college decisions right now, and this is some terrific advice. When your son or daughter is thinking about selecting colleges to apply … Continue reading

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On Practicing

At our house, we use a principle we learned from good friends: “Practice makes improvement.” This article describes the results of research that expands upon the principle. While the research was about music, I might hypothesize that the observations and … Continue reading

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