Remembering 1985

Three years ago I wrote an "I Remember" post about 1982 as an exercise to empathize with my then 12 year old daughter embarking on adolescence.  Today, she's embarking on the summer she will turn 16. And I'm remembering, with a wince and a smile.. I remember 1985 so clearly, despite the copious amounts of … Continue reading Remembering 1985

My Teenager Isn’t Driving Yet, but Her Friends Are…

My daughter's friends are driving and a new row of gray hair has suddenly appeared on my head. I thought we were safe until July, until my daughter's 16th birthday; that bittersweet day when we go to the DMV and she smiles pretty and gets a license to freedom and we post the pic to … Continue reading My Teenager Isn’t Driving Yet, but Her Friends Are…