Tag Archives: Family

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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Dads and the Empty Nest

Celia Dodd, author of  “The Empty Nest: How to Survive and Stay Close to Your Adult Child” sends her thoughts to Grown and Flown from her home in West London: I wonder how many dads are reading this?  If my … Continue reading

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Dancing with Dad

From MD: Tonight I feel like Cinderella, left behind to clean while her step-sisters attend the ball. My husband and our sixteen year old daughter just departed for the annual Father-Daughter dinner dance – a special date they have kept … 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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Half In, Half Out with my High School Daughter

By Sue, a Grown and Flown writer: As we count down the days until the end of our daughter’s junior year, I find myself questioning my eagerness. Do I really want to wish this time away? Am I ready to face … Continue reading

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