Adult Children

10 Essentials To Help Your Kid Rent An Apartment In NYC

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April 15, 2014
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After the girls had been approved for the lease, as a former real estate attorney, I volunteered to read and “negotiate” the documents. It did not go well...
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Was I A Lousy Parent?

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April 15, 2014
was i a bad parent

Do you think you might have been a lousy parent?
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Do Your Laundry Or You Will Die Alone

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March 25, 2014
COVER

Advice Your Mom Would Give if She Thought You Were Listening.
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Parenting Adult Kids: When Do We Become Hands OFF Parents?

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March 20, 2014
hands off parenting

When do we move off our kids’ stage, into the orchestra and ultimately the bleachers?
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The Trouble With Millennials

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March 11, 2014
entitled kids

The entitlement of these young people confounds me. Thinking they deserve high-end homes when they’re barely out of high school is hair-raising
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Wandering and Autism: Our Son’s Experience

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March 5, 2014
wandering and autism

When Mickey was younger, he wandered. Or bolted. Even now, when he gets upset he’ll threaten, “I’m going to run away!”
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When Your Son Is Not OK: Do You Step In?

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March 4, 2014
teenagers and depression, dealing with son's depression

I thought of the easy going son I had dropped off at college three years ago and told him, "I'm taking you home."
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You Won’t Believe The S**t I Found In My Closet

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February 28, 2014
clean your closet, purging the close

I eliminated the one-piece Miracle swimsuit....Miracle, my ass. When you stuff a size 10 body into a size 8 piece of flesh-crushing lycra, you get the swimsuit version of muffin top, with fat squishing out like errant toothpaste...
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How I Re-Connected With My Husband After The Kids Went Off To College

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February 20, 2014
reconnecting with spouse after the empty nest

At first, we didn't have much to talk about other than our kids. Now we talk about everything, and nothing at all.
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My Husband’s Lung Transplant

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February 11, 2014
my husband's lung transplant

The transplant returned their father to my children, Wes, 23, and Alexandra, 26...
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My Mother’s Secret

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January 21, 2014
My mother's secret

She hid the wine bottles in the safety of her closet, where I imagine she escaped to take a swig or ten, and left the empties behind.
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How To Survive The Holidays Alone

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December 23, 2013
how to survive holidays

Here are 14 ideas to buoy your spirits and get you over the holiday hump when you’re feeling down.
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Decorating a Front Porch For Christmas…Using Only a Tablecloth!

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December 22, 2013
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I decorated my daughter and son-in-law’s front porch for Christmas. And I used a tablecloth. Yep, a tablecloth.
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A Family Tradition Survives Despite It All

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December 19, 2013
a christmas tradition survives

When I turn 16, my family entered into the throws of a social scandal that rocked my hometown.
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Holiday Cooking For Your Favorite Vegan

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December 16, 2013
vegetable christmas tree

So what do you do when your college kid comes home for the holidays, possibly with a new animal-free beau in tow?
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How Can We Really Help Our Children With Loss?

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December 10, 2013
jim dine hearts

News of a parent’s passing directly sends me to the children.
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8 Things Your Kids Might Think Are Funny

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December 3, 2013
that's not funny

A lesson from my kids in “current events” was going to be the price of Thanksgiving dinner.
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12 Reasons Sex Is Better After 50

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December 3, 2013
12 Reasons Sex is Better after50

No one expects thongs and thigh-highs under everything you wear.
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Thanksgiving Stress: Say What You Mean

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November 26, 2013
Stress on Thanksgiving

When my mother says, “Did you buy a kosher turkey?” I know she is really saying...
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Holiday Heartbreak and Healing

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November 26, 2013
thanksgiving heartbreak

The wheels didn’t fall off the holiday food cart until I was twenty-two years old, engaged to a guy my mother later called “the sociopath.”
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