If asked, I’d probably automatically say I’d never been a big fan of surprises. And, if by surprises you were talking about surprise parties or surprise tests or even surprise visitors, my [...]

“The Grass Is Always Greener.”

We’ve all felt this way. For me, the first time I remember feeling this way was in elementary school. My friend, Sally S., had the coolest stuff. All the Barbie gear you could imagine, loads of [...]

“Wonder of Wonders, Miracle of Miracles”

As I write, our community is reeling from the tragic loss of a young person. The loss of a child is every parent’s worst nightmare, so it’s not surprising that the news has parents in our area [...]

Just Be You

By now, I’ve attended dozens of information sessions for college applicants. The messages are all so similar (study abroad, concrete plans to have your child employed upon graduation, housing [...]