Boarding school

A Different View of High School Graduation

May 10, 2017

Embed from Getty Images   “Can you believe he’s graduating?!” a friend asked me when I told her my son was graduating high school in a few weeks. “Actually, yes I CAN believe it,” I answered, not giving her the usual replies of, “no, I can’t believe it. Where did the time go? How did my […]

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Thoughts On An Approaching New Year

December 15, 2016

Embed from Getty Images   It’s almost 2017 and…I’m READY for it! I think 2016 was a mixed bag for some. I know for Christina and Tarek of “Flip or Flop” fame, it was a downer. And, I too am soooo down about their breakup…how could this be??? And, they’ve been dating other people too…say […]

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What I Learned in 2015…

January 28, 2016

I know we’re a month into 2016 already, but it’s always a fun exercise to reflect on the previous year..Was it good? Did it suck? Did I travel? Was it a blur? (Aren’t they all?) And, most importantly, what did I learn last year? I was trying to decide if I could pick just one thing that […]

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One Less Dude In The House

September 22, 2015
English: View of Anderson Hall at Asheville Sc...

Well, it finally happened: My first Dude has left the nest. As you may recall, Big Dude has chosen to go to boarding school for his remaining time in high school. He found the right fit school, for both his academic and athletic development. In the weeks leading up to his departure, my Facebook newsfeed […]

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The “Right Fit” School

April 28, 2015
English: Coat of arms of Hogwarts, the fiction...

The college acceptance frenzy has recently ended. Most high school seniors can breathe a collective sigh of relief, assuming they are going where they intended to go, be it college, a gap year, or a trade school. While their first (or second or even third) choice college may have crushed them with a rejection, they […]

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