Jane Becker

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Jane Becker

Just published a humorous book about parenting, teens and mid-life crisis.&nbsp; You can read excerpts at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thehomefiresareburning.com">www.thehomefiresareburning.com</a>

Stories by Jane Becker

This phase of parenting is in the attic now. The board games, the Lego Star Wars, the Connex with which we whiled away snowy January mornings....
Babs said, “I know you’re going to cry,” but I said I hadn’t cried at Wally’s graduation and didn’t think I...
The Snapper came home from school and said, “Mom, the school is using our laptop web cams to spy on us.” I said, “Where can I get...
My sons only date Jewish girls named Julia, at least while they’re in high school. Wally did move on to a Muslim woman in college and...
Thanksgiving is approaching and a lot of people are fretting about spending time with their families. Me, I’m fretting about eating my family...
I had my annual mammogram this week. I know some women hate this procedure but I am relatively religious about it, in a non-practicing Catholicism...
Rebecca called last week to say she was coming into town on business. I said, “Fabulous! You’ll be just in time to catch the...
The Snapper has begun the college application process and it’s amazing how thoroughly I forgot what this was like with Wally. I said to...
I’ve written several articles on stress, college, and kids recently with the result that my stomach is constantly tied in knots. Not so my...
I bought this month’s issue of a women’s magazine without my glasses and it wasn’t until I got home that I saw the headline,...
Motherhood is no job for saints. Just look at St. Jane de Chantal. St. Jane lived in 17th century France. She married and bore ten children, at...
We have very interesting dinner table conversations—though perhaps not the kind the experts envision when they urge parents to sit down at the...
Today is Theodore Geisel’s (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss’) birthday.  When Wally and the Snapper were little, I read a lot of Dr. Seuss to them...
The thing about parents is that they have a tendency to go off without telling you where they’re going. I put my eighty-something parents on...
The Snapper came into the kitchen last Friday night as George and I were headed to dinner. He asked, “Can I have Emma over this evening?...

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