Tag Archives: parenting

Parenting the College Bound Teen: Guest Post by Beth Schulman

I love this guest post by fellow Gravity Imprint author Beth Schulman. It contains some great information about raising teenagers, and as my own kids get closer to college age, I can really relate! Many thanks to Beth for sharing … Continue reading

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Sharing Opinions with our Children

Last week, while out jogging with the dog, I passed a group of parents, kids, and a couple of other dogs waiting at a school bus stop. Now, I’ll be the first to admit that my mutt isn’t the world’s … Continue reading

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Catching a Breath

The rain and thunderstorms this morning cooled things off, both literally and figuratively, and the breeze coming through the windows smells just a little like the ocean. If you follow this blog, you may be aware that my life has … Continue reading

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Dinnertime with Teens: a Poem

An hour or so ago, the family was here. We ate and talked of school and politics, movies and summer plans. Someone told a joke. Someone laughed. Someone got mad. Everyone loaded the dishwasher.   It was the type of … Continue reading

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Crazy, Fragile Life

On Thursday night, March 19, I had dinner with two dear friends. Friday morning, I took the dog for a run, and got some decent writing done. That evening, I met two other friends for a glass of wine, then … Continue reading

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THE OBOE AND I: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Judith Works

Today’s post is shared by the wonderful Judith Works, and it’s about a somewhat unusual musical instrument: the oboe. I must admit that I shed a tear at the end, but also thoroughly enjoyed reading it. ———————————————————————————————————- What the heck … Continue reading

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You’re Too Old To Listen To That: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Keisha Page

My guest for #MusicTuesday is author Keisha Page. In addition to being a great writer, Keisha is also my marketing person at Booktrope, and I’m so happy to be able to share her post today. ———————————————————————————————————- I’m going to tell … Continue reading

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A Truly Humiliating Experience: #MusicTuesday Guest Post by Arleen Williams

Arleen Williams joins us today for Music Tuesday with a post about music and parenting. Thank you so much, Arleen, for sharing this! ———————————————————————————————————- I am not a music person. My office is silent when I plan classes or grade … Continue reading

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Can Creative Parents Have IT ALL Too?

This is a slightly revised version of my very first blog post. Back in January of 2013, I was ramping up to self publish a novel called Living by Ear, and knew I should start a blog. But what would … Continue reading

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