Category Archives: Max

Throwback Thursday: Our Son Max

Call me a terrible mother. Max was ten weeks old the first time I left him alone. I had to pee and didn’t want to carry 10+ pounds of baby up the stairs to the bathroom with me. I left him … Continue reading

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How Many Snedens Does It Take to Hang a Mirror?

From the beginning the mirror was a challenge: It was difficult to find a mirror that measured 3′ x 4′. And once we did find one the sales staff was flummoxed as to how to wrap the mirror so we could safely transport … Continue reading

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Building Confidence: One Conversation at a Time

I received a series of text messages from my son Max the other day. My husband Mike and I love it when our kids share their lives with us. It’s a real joy to celebrate their life moments — big and small. … Continue reading

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It’s September: A College Sophomore. A New Apartment Dweller. And Me.

Both of my young adult children were home all summer. I loved walking into the house and hearing conversations. Laughter. And the feeling of having a “full” house.  Even though both Max and Tory are on the move between jobs, … Continue reading

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Winter Break: Hiking the White Mountains of New Hampshire

       

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Sailing, Sailing . . . with a Big Ten College Sailing Club

Sometimes it’s cool to live vicariously. Today is one of those days. I’m here in Northern New Jersey where it’s in the high 50s and sunny, but I spent the majority of my day inside working at a conference. Never … Continue reading

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Cell Phones – Part 1

Houston, We Have a Problem My son Max never ever answers his cell phone when it rings (at least when I’m calling him) and never ever checks his voicemail. In fact, until he left for college in August, he hadn’t … Continue reading

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