Category Archives: Family

Spring Break in Orlando: Bonus Photos of New Harry Potter Park

On what more or less amounts to a whim, we liberated the girl from school early and went to Orlando for her Spring Break. It was not in any way a relaxing vacation, as we sprinted from theme park to … Continue reading

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Mama O’Neal and Me

I’m sitting here reading Newsweek, with an essay by Lucille O’Neal, who you may only know from her famous son, Shaquille. I have to recommend this article to you. It may interest to you to know that in several ways, … Continue reading

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Working Mom Gets Help from her In-Laws

My neighbors have two young daughters. This semester, the mother is teaching at a university a few hours away, and so she is commuting during the week, returning to her family each weekend. As a result of this arrangement, the … Continue reading

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The Boy is No Longer a Teenager

Today the boy turns 20. And before you leave a comment saying anything at all, I request that you read this post and realize that I can be a little touchy about the fact that I was a teenage mom. … Continue reading

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More Tales from Family Life

Last year I wrote about the girl’s first foray into the public school class “Family Life,” a nice euphemism for Sex Ed. This year, in seventh grade, the curriculum is getting a bit more detailed. Last night, after dinner, she … Continue reading

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