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Empty Nesting, Mom Central

How to Navigate the Surreal Emotions of Your Child’s College Graduation

When our kin are ready to cross the threshold of dependence into full-blown independence, a surreal sense of shock and awe heaves through our tender veins. This time letting go means putting the nesting broom away for good, causing our soul to corkscrew in the process. But like any other stage of parenting, we press on and find our way one breath at a time.

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Empty Nesting, Mom Central

Raising Teens Made Me a Better Human

(As originally published on HuffPost) The litany of challenges facing teens in today’s modern culture mocks the floodwaters of generations past. As a veteran teen raiser, I’m amazed by the tenacity exhibited by the Millennial population considering the ill-effects of growing up in a projector screen society. Public is the…

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