Monthly Archives: July 2014

Sorry, kids, we won’t be paying for college. Good luck with that!

The days of parents paying for college in full are largely over for most of us, and I’m not so sure that is a bad thing.   A little skin in the game never hurt anyone. My parents paid for Vassar College in full for

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Body image issues…still?

 Body image.  It’s been a lifelong struggle for me. And, yes, I know I look good!  Thank you for saying so, but my body image issues have weathered a rather large range of actual sizes, so your words help, but apparently don’t

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Good-bye to our littlest friend: A new wish for your mom and dad

  I have a friend, she is kind and smart and has an electric, energy-filled, passionate laugh with voltage that lights up the room and every single person in it. She has the kind of courage we can only hope

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A shout out to step-moms and the moms who owe them…

 Dear Step-moms the world over, Oh, how I respect you. Because I know it’s not easy. I know step-motherhood is a blessing that some days leaves your jaw dropped, your arms full and your heart heavy with a rare recipe

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Fathers, this one’s for you. (So pass it on, moms)…

As a Vassar grad and lifelong feminist, I was selective in my purchasing of gender neutral books and toys. I never met a Raffi song I didn’t like, and I played Free to Be You and Me to my kids

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