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Keeping it Old School in Elementary School – Advice for the Older Parent

Dear Susan, As you wrote so eloquently last week, it can be hard to cope with Empty Nest Syndrome. Amen to that! For the last couple of weeks, my Facebook newsfeed has looked like a Lifetime movie, with emotional moms and dads bidding bittersweet farewells to their college-bound offspring. The parents are all my age… Continue reading Keeping it Old School in Elementary School – Advice for the Older Parent

Catholic · humor

Four Amusement Parks and a Funeral: What Waiting in Line Teaches Us About Waiting for God

And so it was that she, having waited long and endured patiently realized and obtained what God had promised. -Hebrews 6:15 Dear Susan, I so hope that heaven is not like Disneyland. Don’t get me wrong, I like my Disney, but the crowds! It is overwhelming. I know that if I end up in Purgatory,… Continue reading Four Amusement Parks and a Funeral: What Waiting in Line Teaches Us About Waiting for God

Catholic · Motherhood

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Dorm Room or Empty Nest?

  Dear Anne, It’s that time of the year again.  Drive any highway and you will see minivans and family SUV’s loaded up with XL twin sheets, mini refrigerators and free-flowing maternal angst.  Yes, it’s time for college freshmen to head to school.  I’ve done that trip three times, our nest getting a little emptier and… Continue reading Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Dorm Room or Empty Nest?