August 8, 2017
(This piece was originally published on Grown & Flown)
“College is the best time of your life,” my daughter hears as she prepares to leave home.
“Does she love it?” my friends ask of me at the holiday break, nodding their heads up and down.
Daily she’s bombarded with images on Instagram and Snapchat that paint a picture of “the perfect” college experience happening at every college campus across the...
February 14, 2017
Marlene Kern Fischer
Excerpt from interview with Paula Sacco for Collegiate Parent magazine.
Part of the sadness that can accompany watching one’s children grow up, become more independent and leave home comes from the acute awareness that a familiar way of life is changing.
For many parents, the realization that the job they have embraced with complete dedication for two decades is being cut to a part-time gig can be b...
September 27, 2016
After a summer of planning and preparing, we dropped our daughter Lauren off at Skidmore College to start her freshman year.
In reality it hasn’t just been three months of planning but in fact 18 years.
18 years of comforting and teaching,
tending cuts and bruises of knees and hearts,
18 years of laughing and crying,
of worrying and consoling.
18 years of watching a tiny baby turn into a young woman wit...
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