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How to Communicate wth a College Student

Posted by Laurie on December 15th, 2015
filed in motherhood, parenting

I’ve learned that one of the most important things you can do when your child leaves for college is keep the lines of communication open. Of course, the way you communicate has changed. Gone are the days of asking, “how was your day?” after school or practice. Instead, we have to rely on the phone.

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How to Humiliate a Teenager

Posted by Laurie on August 9th, 2013
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

At some point when you become a parent, you lose your coolness. Seriously. I don’t know where it goes, but it’s gone. And you, the person voted “Coolest” in high school are suddenly lumped in with the rest of the goofy parents – basically every single parent on the planet. There is no escape, no [...]

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How to Pick a College

Posted by Laurie on March 18th, 2013
filed in motherhood, parenting, teen

It’s time for that annual rite of passage – college tours. Yes, my son is now old enough to tour college campuses. This is strange to me because in my day, we didn’t tour any campuses. We just filled out an application for any college we felt would ignore our hideous math scores…oh, wait. Maybe [...]

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Pick up your shoes!

Posted by Laurie on September 17th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting, teen

What is it about teenagers and males in general that makes them completely unable to pick up their dang shoes and put them away? Is it some sort of man law that all male shoes need to be placed in the hallway or directly in front of the front door so that the woman of [...]

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Happy Mother’s Day; bring me my clone

Posted by Laurie on May 11th, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

This is a repeat (oh, noes!). Truly, I wanted to write a new one, but I was very busy this week doing all sorts of Very Important Things like trying to cook cabbage rolls (no fire, but the rolls were a bust), getting my forehead stuffed with Botox (interesting, to say the least) and helping [...]

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Say cheese…and pose for a family photo

Posted by Laurie on April 23rd, 2012
filed in motherhood, parenting

The other day I realized that the last time my family had a formal portrait taken was 2005.
The thing is, I’m not really into formal family pictures. For the most part, I prefer the intimate photos taken when nobody knows about them. You know, the un-posed moments where someone is talking with their mouth full [...]

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Easter chocolate…yes, I ate it all

Posted by Laurie on April 19th, 2012
filed in Weird things I do, motherhood, parenting, teen

You’ll have to excuse my blog. You see, I am writing it in a foggy haze of chocolate overdose. Yes, I indulged just a bit at Easter. And yes, I know Easter was like two weeks ago. People, I ate a serious amount of chocolate.
I couldn’t help it. Look, it’s not like I didn’t try [...]

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