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Parenting from the Empty Nest

Thank You, Mrs. Ainslie

From Mary Dell: Airplane trips offer few comforts – no food, uncomfortable seats, dreary in-flight entertainment. Last week, however, on a flight with my family, American Airlines provided a movie that I watched with interest.  One of the main characters … Continue reading

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Girl Group

When the noun in a sentence is “clique,”  we expect the verb to be misbehaving.  But why does the word have such a bad reputation?  The truth is that we are fortunate, not damned, to be included in a girl … Continue reading

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The Unexpected Pleasures of Parenting

One of life’s great pleasures is having our expectations exceeded. And of all the unexpected pleasures life gives us, perhaps none is greater than becoming a parent. For no matter how much we know we will love our children, the … Continue reading

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I Will Be There for You Again

I get that you think that you never want to have kids.  I get that they look like a lot of hard work, and you don’t really like small children.  I know that you cannot even imagine being a father. … Continue reading

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Cats Eye View of the Empty Nest

By Julie, a Grown and Flown writer: The cat has no one to wake up today.  We have no alarm clocks in our house to rouse us for work unless you count the one with a tail and whiskers, and … Continue reading

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Sally Koslow, author of Slouching Toward Adulthood, Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest, speaks to Grown and Flown

Sally Koslow, our friend and author This weekend, Viking published an amazing book by our good friend, the first-rate writer Sally Koslow.  The subject is our kids, all of ours, and the title is Slouching Toward Adulthood, Observations from the … Continue reading

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Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest: Interview with Sally Koslow and Book Giveaway

This weekend, Viking published an amazing book by our good friend, the first-rate writer Sally Koslow.  The subject is our kids, all of ours, and the title is Slouching Toward Adulthood, Observations from the Not-So-Empty Nest.  Sally looks at the … Continue reading

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