Did you move away from home? Did you go back? (Write Every Day #11)

Before you read this post, take a look at this article about “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.” I was one of those who left.  Packed up, headed out.  Across the country.  Away from my hometown, which was more suburban than rural, but I am a late Boomer.  It’s kind of what we did. It…

“Good Enough” Parenting

Truth is parenting is done on the fly . . . minute by minute and with no crystal ball.  I hate that.  I can’t tell you how many times I wanted someone to give me the right and perfect answer — to slip a perfectly folded note under my desk that would help me get…

College Readiness: Sometimes it takes a little push.

I hear stories of kids chomping at the bit to get away from home, running to college as if their lives depend on it.  Kids who are simply bubbling with excitement and parents who are struggling to let go. So much is written about parents who are worried about letting go   but whose kids…