parenting

[pinit]Post image for Baby Boomer Memories.  Let’s Play, “When I Was a Kid…”

I’m a baby boomer who grew up in a rural farming town in the middle of Minnesota.  My family consisted of a mom and dad, two older sisters and a succession of black Labradors all named either Candy or Princess. Everyone has stories — both good and bad — about their childhood.  Here are a […]

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Sometimes life becomes a little overwhelming and a break is needed.  I’ve been on one of these little time-outs for the past few weeks, but I’m feeling better and will be blogging original material very soon.  In the meantime, here is a post from 2010 — when I first began blogging — that I wrote […]

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My darling 18-year-old daughter left for school on the East Coast more than three weeks ago.  College is a time of new experiences, being away from family and spreading those proverbial wings.  Everyone has been asking me how it’s been going, and I’m happy to report the following: Books have been purchased as well as […]

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Hurricane Irene is passing through Boston.  Not really not that bad, and hopefully it won’t get any worse. We are on 24th floor of the Hilton (I’m here getting my daughter settled into her freshman year of college) and the building is creaking, groaning and swaying.  Actually, the swaying has made me a tad sick […]

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My daughter is totally a last-minute person.  Take this morning.  Lizzie was making copies of a school assignment due in her first class, but the printer was jammed.  It was 6:40 a.m. and we were already late leaving for school drop-off. I’ve told her hundreds of times over the years to get all of her […]

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Like Mother, Like Daughter?

by Nancy Wurtzel on November 21, 2010

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My daughter and I look nothing alike.  OK, we’re both on the short side and we carry our weight around our middles (sorry dear on both counts) but the physical similarities pretty much end there. I remember taking her to mommy & me classes when she was a toddler and several times people asked me […]

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This has been one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had in a long time. A major client project — with lots of personality challenges — had me working until late at night and back at my desk early in the morning.  Mid-week I lost a national client when my new client contact asked me […]

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