How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone?

How Do You Nurture Yourself Once the Kids Have Gone? In a previous post, “Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It?”, I described my theory on the so-called ‘empty nest.’ That is, that I don’t believe the nest is actually empty when our only or youngest child leaves...

Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It?

Can the Nest Be Empty if We’re Still in It? Like thousands of parents across the country, I recently dropped my youngest child at college. On one hand, I was dreading the day—the end of a nearly 25-year phase of raising children under our roof. On the other, I...

The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms

The Future of Education: Mindful Classrooms On a cold March afternoon, the hallways were abuzz with chatter and giggles at Chatsworth Elementary School in Larchmont, New York. As the kindergarteners from Liz Slade’s class ambled into their classroom from lunch and...

Mom U

Mom U  Occasional reflections on the admissions process by the mother of a college-bound daughter.  Click the articles to read on NYTimes.com The Stress, the Tears, the Moods: 11th Grade, Through a Parent’s Eyes, October 6, 2009 Confronting an Avalanche of Mail From...

Book Reports: “Acceptance”

Book Report: “Acceptance” by David L. Marcus The college process has officially begun in my house. The other day, my daughter, Nicole, a rising junior at Mamaroneck High School, walked into my office and asked me to buy her a college guide book. I walked...