Don’t Dry Your Clothes in the Microwave and Other (Unsolicited) Advice for Our Daughter Before She Goes to College

Don’t Dry Your Clothes in the Microwave and Other (Unsolicited) Advice for Our Daughter Before She Goes to College

My latest in The Washington Post’s On Parenting

Celia is headed to college. After 18 years of raising her, Celia knows how to jumpstart a car, write a check, make a doctor appointment, and stand up for herself firmly but politely if she’s being mistreated. Let’s hope she has enough sense to change her sheets more than once a semester, not to leave food sitting out and

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Beach Week (Senior Week) and Teens Can be a Dangerous Combination

At Solomon’s high school graduation in 2015. I’m so proud of him, but baffled at why my arms look SO AWKWARD in every photo! Any tips?

 

I’ve been writing more regularly lately for The Washington Post, both on food and family, parenting teens and now Travel.

My latest focuses on why I dislike the local senior Beach Week tradition and how we convinced our son to go camping instead.

“Beer and vomit on the walls and carpet. Dishwasher and other appliances destroyed. We did not get our deposit

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