My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

Posts made in August, 2013

College Panic

College Panic

By on Aug 15, 2013 in Education | 0 comments

Tuesday night, our daughter asked us what we thought of a particular college she wanted to apply to — because if she wanted letters of recommendations from one of her teachers, she had to get the request in the following day. Remember, Tuesday was the FIRST DAY of school. I know the online Common Application went live on August 1, but I did not think it had to...

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Searching For a Cheap Wireless Plan

By on Aug 14, 2013 in Paying The Bills, Sponsored | 4 comments

I often marvel that I was able to get through the first 35 years of my life without owning a cell phone. Mind you, these amazing communication devices were neither widely available nor affordable until then. My first handset was bulky, expensive and only good for making calls. Today, I use my smartphone so much it’s essential to be on the lowest price rate...

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The Last First Day of School

By on Aug 13, 2013 in Mom Life | 14 comments

My husband leaves for work really early every morning, so I’m used to sleeping through the 5:00 a.m. alarm. But today was different: School has started and once again, my daughter must begin her day with a cruel 7:00 a.m. 0 period. She instructed her dad to make sure she got out of bed at 5:30, which he did. Then he tried to do the same to me....

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Going Off The Script

By on Aug 12, 2013 in Mom Life | 0 comments

    I have a ton of things to do before I send my daughter back to school tomorrow. So why did I spend my weekend driving up and down the Central Valley? It started back in April, when we celebrated Megan’s birthday. My sister’s gift was a ticket to a concert featuring one of my kid’s favorite bands, the Irish group The Script. There was...

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An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

An Open Letter to Matt Damon: Yes, Your Kids CAN Get a Damned Fine Progressive Education in Los Angeles Public Schools

By on Aug 8, 2013 in Celebrities, Education, SoCal Life | 25 comments

Dear Matt Damon: It has come to my attention that you and your family are moving to Los Angeles. As a lifelong Angeleno (with Massachusetts roots), I want to welcome you to our complicated city. Our diversity, energy and culture are equal to what you’re used to in New York — you just have to look a little harder and travel a little longer to find it....

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