Before our daughter headed off to college she wrote letters to my husband and me. I cried and laughed, and then I did that combo laugh/cry/snort thing. I experienced a sense of relief because, although we weren’t finished parenting, the really hard stuff that we were responsible for was over, and according to her letter […]
One of my biggest concerns when my daughter left for college was that I hadn’t shared with her every piece of wisdom she would need to venture out on her own in the big world. Okay, maybe not the big world, but the big college campus, where she’d practice how to navigate the big world. That’s what college is, […]
I have a great job. I get to interview senior adults and write stories about them. Or, sometimes I arrange for other people to write stories about them. Dick Graves is an 85 year-old resident at Covenant Village of the Great Lakes, a continuing care community in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is AMAZING. He completed […]
It’s 2014, and people are still asking if women can be moms and CEOs at the same time! Wow. General Motors CEO Mary Barra handled Matt Lauer and his silly questions brilliantly.
Note: A reader favorite from Father’s Day past, this column previously appeared in the Observer newspaper. I ran into a neighborhood dad while dropping off my daughter at camp, and he looked a bit frazzled. He had forgotten to pack his daughter a lunch and couldn’t find a pen to write out the check for […]