Category Archives: Parenting

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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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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Man of the House: Thoughts on a Son’s Graduation

From Suzy, a Grown and Flown writer: My first child graduated from high school last weekend.  It’s all good – he’s ready. He’s heading off to the college of his choice and is excited to broaden his world beyond the … Continue reading

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Weathering the Teen

From MD The weather took a nosedive during Memorial Day Weekend.  Tropical Storm Beryl was the uninvited guest at our family get-away during the short overlap of our college and high school kids’ impossible schedules. By day two, high wind … Continue reading

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Siblings Unrivaled

…we were a two decade long loving embrace, that in truth can never be the same again… There is one aspect of parenting that I feel more strongly about than most others, and I have no explanation for why.  I … Continue reading

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