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Grown and Flown

Grown and Flown: Parenting from the Empty Nest reflects on the arc of parenting with an emphasis on 15-25 year olds. Lisa Endlich Heffernan is an author and wrote a NYT Business Bestseller following a Wall Street career. After working in media, Mary Dell Harrington became a school and hospital volunteer. Counting all five of their kids, they have 93 years of parenting experience. They’ve been working moms and stay-at-home moms and have shepherded their children in and out of elementary, middle and high school. With their youngest now seniors in high school, they have the empty nest in sight.

Dancing with Dad

The father daughter dance you’ll never forget. How Mary Dell Harrington’s father started a family tradition. Read more from Mary Dell on her blog about the empty nest, Grown and Flown.  Mary Dell writes: Tonight I feel like Cinderella, left behind to clean while her step-sisters attend the ball. My husband and our sixteen year old …

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10 Rules for a Perfect Prom Night

Mary Dell writes: As the mom of a teenage daughter, I occasionally feel like I am parenting on a separate planet from my friends who have teenage sons.  At Lisa’s house, sports are in full swing, and the mountains of standardized tests and specter of finals loom ahead.  At my house, we have all of that plus what can …

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