Posts Tagged ‘Families’

Are You My Mother? by Jeanne Rollins, Rye, NY

(posted by Jeanne on 7-22-2012)

I live in a community of mothers who double joy and divide grief as naturally as tending to a skinned knee. We look out for one another’s children because we are self-professed mothers at large. We join hands and apron strings to form safety nets around those who are most hurting. We try not to impose our Read more »

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Summer Games: The Bells That Call Our Children Home

(posted by Jeanne on 7-12-2011)

I’ve come to regard the summer games we play as the bells that call our adult children home. This past July 4th weekend our family gathered with Read more »

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Grandparent Swap… at Graduation

(posted by Jeanne on 5-24-2011)

Each year when my Peony blossoms pop so does my attitude. I feel a sense of impending celebration and our busy household never disappoints. When our kids were young this time of year promised field days, class trips and rainbow ceremonies. Over the years, the celebrations have escalated and last year our oldest daughter graduated from college. The day was more magical than I could’ve imagined with love in the air… much like a wedding.

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The Upside of Down Time

(published in The Rye Record on )

In the current parenting atmosphere characterized by “gotta get in” thinking – to the college, music program, or elite sports team – many parents lose sight of the importance of leisure time. Pressing pause long enough to enjoy a favorite movie, book, or game is a little luxury that can go a long way. Read more »

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Top 10 Reasons Kids Come Home for the Holidays

(posted by Jeanne on 12-07-2010)

Topping the list of Reasons Kids Come Home for the Holidays was “Food, food and more food!” I’ll count that as one to make room for the stream of other reasons that together create something magical each year. As front doors swing open all over the world, young ones set down their burdens and exhale into that familiar feeling of … Comfort and Joy!

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