I have the best of both worlds. I spend the week in my empty nest and my 21-year-old daughter comes home from university nearly every weekend. She has the attraction of a boyfriend who lives down the road from me but I don’t care why she comes – I just care that she comes. In […]
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Liane Kupferberg Carter has written a memoir of a modern American family. With great tenderness, she tells us about her parents and extended family, her husband, Marc, and two children using skills she honed in her career as a writer and journalist. In each deeply moving chapter of Ketchup is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family […]
I’m at my desk in California, so it’s still morning when my daughter calls from a Chicago deli where she’s ordering lunch. “Oh, you’re there,” she says, sounding surprised I’ve answered, and possibly disappointed. “I’m waiting for them to make me a sandwich, then I have to run.” We need to pin down travel plans, […]
After reading 4 Things Grown Sons Want Their Moms to Know by third year law student Eric Fischer, and taking note of all the acclaim it drew in the parent blogosphere, I had an epiphany. Perhaps, just as there are certain things we don’t understand about our grown sons, there may be a few things […]
On a recent trip to Melbourne, Florida where my daughter is a graduate student at the Florida Institute of Technology, I received an unexpected gift. That of having been right about something. Two things, actually. With my daughter. My relationship with my now adult daughter was a fairly typical one. As an infant and a […]