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  • 3 Tips for Combating the Empty Nest Syndrome

    Taking your kids to college is undoubtedly a bittersweet moment. You’re proud that your children are on their way to adulthood. Nevertheless, you’re saddened by the fact that they’ll soon be off in a dorm room with strangers rather than home in their beds or traveling to foreign countries without…

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  • 8 Reasons to Write A Personal Note

    Do you think that writing a personal note is outdated? Starting at a very young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of being thankful and grateful. Saying thank you, being polite and taking time to write personal notes for gifts, nice gestures and for someone’s passing. With automation…

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  • 9 Beach Bag Essentials

    Happy Summer! As a child, I spent summer vacations at my grandparents’ home on the beach. They lived on St. Simons Island, Georgia about 2 blocks from the ocean. The memories from these times will be forever implanted in my heart – the morning birds, the bright sun, the packed…

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  • Do You Hold Your Children Back?

    It’s interesting for me to think about this question. Over the last 27 years, I always thought of myself as a parent who did not hold my children back. When my son asked to go to sleep away camp at the age of 9, we found a camp that suited…

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  • 5 of My Favorite Tips for Preparing Your Child for College

    I graduated from Riverwood High School in 1981. In September, our family drove, in my parent’s station wagon (wood paneling and all), from Atlanta, Georgia to College Park, Maryland. The car was packed with all the items that we felt were needed to start my first year in college. We…

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  • My Week on NYC Metro

    This past week I was in New York City. 6 million people are in the city each day. Taking public transportation is the cheapest, quickest and most efficient way to travel around. My unlimited Metro Card for the week was $32. Of course there is Uber, Lyft and Via as…

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