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It’s A Small World After All!

I just got home from a whirlwind trip around Europe. That sounds rather glamorous, doesn’t it? We had our moments, but the camper-sized bathroom in our Paris apartment kept me humble with girls camp flashbacks. But really, the vacation…

Making Friends 101

First graders, middle schoolers, high schoolers, college kids and adults all have something in common. The need for friends. In high school I prided myself on having a few friends in several different groups. This made lunch time especially…

Loved Beyond Measure

Emery, an almost-twelve-year-old with five sisters, plays on the same basketball team as twelve-year-old Nealey, who has one younger brother. They both live in Harvard, Massachusetts and love baking cupcakes and making milkshakes together. When I asked them how…

How to cope when you feel left out

It’s Friday night, and you’ve had a fantastic week.  That cute boy in your math class talked to you today and you didn’t sound like an idiot when you answered him back.  You’ve replayed the conversation in your head a…

Women I Admire

When I was a teenager, my heroines were Pride and Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennett, with her wit and fine eyes; plucky Jo in Little Women; and basically any heroine in a Barbara Cartland novel (and if you’ve never read a…

I Am Soap

My friend sent me a present via Etsy – a cute stack of handmade soaps on a carved wooden dish.  I read the printed labels, smelling each bar as I went. Then I saw the black soap and I…

I Hope My Best Friend is Someone I Don’t See

Starting school has always been one of the most challenging things I do each year, because I usually have to find a new friend group. Growing up, my family moved around a ton. There were only a few years…