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A Peek Inside of an Empty Nester’s Grocery Basket


Okay, so there are some Weight Watcher items–well, only soups and candy (next time you’ll buy more)– a lonely bottle of hydrating shampoo, a box of moisturizing razor cartridges, some organic zucchini, low-sodium V-8, Lite English muffins and detergent.  How … Continue reading

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Sur-reality TV: You’d Rather Read Charles Kuralt


You decide to watch an episode of “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” since one of your children now lives in the District.  And even though you really didn’t enjoy the “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” –did they truly reflect the … Continue reading

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How to Survive College Move-in Day: Let Mom Make up the Bed


So you’ve done the big Target/Wal-Mart run and loaded the car up to the gills.  For those of you who’ll be flying off to college, you are loving the Bed, Bath and Beyond offer to have your pre-ordered goods ready … Continue reading

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Empty Nesterdom: Day One


Day One of Empty Nesterdom–Help! Top Ten: 1. You will never be able to tell your freshman everything they need to know, so relax.  No more guilt trips! 2. These new students will never have every single, solitary thing they … Continue reading

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Missing Your College Freshman, and Moving On


A friend texted you recently, and said, “Just left Annie at State; it was  hard!”  After being very impressed that she had texted, much less used a semi-colon (note to self to brush up on your texting skills),  you realized … Continue reading

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