Tag Archives: Parenting Young Adults

Is Mindfulness the Answer to Ending Stigma?

I’m working on my MA in Disability Studies at CUNY School for Professional Studies. In researching the subject of “stigma” I came across information in scholarly journals which caught my interest in the subject of “mindfulness” and wanted to learn … Continue reading

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The Transformation

Just as I was leaving the house this morning I received an unexpected call from my son, Michael the chef. I had nothing planned for the day. I actually slept-in not waking until nearly 9:00 which is so unlike me. I had … Continue reading

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The Compromised Vacation

As my reader’s know: I treasure my family vacations. This being a year of limited means I had booked a camping trip on Cape Cod. We love the cape, having vacationed there many times over the past ten years for … Continue reading

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Finance and Taking Responsibility

When financial crisis hits home some children remain in a protective bubble. Perhaps their parents continue to buy those expensive designer sneakers and clothing that represents status. Maybe the children continue sporting or recreation programs with expenses that exceeds the … Continue reading

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Educational Achievement and the Drop Out

It had become apparent to me that the ‘freshie’ was no longer going to school. She would be a high school drop-out. I struggled, off and on, from twenty-five to forty-eight years old, to earn first an Associate degree and … Continue reading

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Family Vacation, Why Bother?

I look forward to vacationing with my children. I believe each year, despite what difficulties may arise: it is an opportunity for bonding, exploring, and creating new memories to treasure. It’s not that I forgot the challenges of year’s past. It’s … Continue reading

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Wrapped in Momma’s Love

Sarah knocked on the bedroom door this morning to say her good-byes. There, in the doorway she stood with her new scarf wrapped around her neck and a big smile on her face. She is having breakfast as planned with … Continue reading

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