The Excitement and Angst of September

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And that was that!

I always find September’s arrival bittersweet. I love the easy, breezy summer days, but I also like the excitement and rejuvenation that comes as I head into the new season. It conjures new goals, new school supplies, new relationships – a fresh start.  But the reality of what lies ahead stirs up a mixture of excitement and angst…both for students and parents!
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What Will I Be When I Grow Up?

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What will YOU be when you grow up?  I remember adults posing this question to me as a child. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” What does one answer? Is growing up a state of being? Do you arrive after you’ve achieved your goal? Is there a formula to ‘success’, whatever that might be? As a mother, is growing up a reflection of my career or is it an end result of parenting? Continue reading