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Flight Patterns: Dispatches from the emptying nest

Taking a Bite Out of the Big Apple

When my oldest left for college a few years ago, it was a pretty seamless departure. Attending a school on a trimester system, he didn’t leave until a few weeks after his friends and all of us, by the time he began, were ready. 908 more words

Please and Thank-You!

It really shouldn’t be that hard.

Teaching a child to say “please” and “thank you”.

But evidently it is a bit difficult for some parents. Or they were not taught to do it themselves. 323 more words

Bye, Bye Baby

I walked into my home the other day greeted by the following words from my wife, “Claire is too big to stay in her crib. We need to move her to a toddler bed.” I was puzzled at first. 404 more words


Surviving Motherhood

There is nothing quite like a mother’s love, is there. It is thought to be of the unconditional variety. I suppose that is where the old saying, “A face only a mother could love,” comes from. 672 more words

What's On My Mind


When my girls were born, I would often look at them and wonder…

What will they look like when they have hair?

What will they look like when they have teeth? 156 more words


Passing Me By

I caught a glimpse of her pushing her double stroller along the side of the road as I sped by in my car on my way to crossing things off my list and getting things done. 488 more words


The KEY is......

We were in a restaurant the other day when we heard it.

SLAP!!! 269 more words