carolynreis

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The Trip of a Lifetime

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I have been a parent for 27 years, while the majority of my fellow Orlando Moms bloggers are young mothers just beginning the journey of parenthood. As I read their stories, I often find...

My love-hate relationship with the month of December

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I absolutely adore the Christmas season and its traditions of faith and family. The tree glowing in our front room at night, trimmed with ornaments that were handed down through generations and others handmade...

How I Became a Grandmother

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“Promise me you won’t get mad,” my daughter said in a phone call from college three years ago. It was the end of a long, hard day at work and I was tired. “I...

What I Learned About the College Admission Process

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I was a “well rounded” student in high school (my euphemism for “average”). The only time I thought about the SAT exam was the morning my mom woke me up, made me a hearty...

The Joy of Family Traditions

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Fiddler on the Roof is one of my favorite musicals. It is the story of Tevye, a father of five daughters, who sings about his family and the importance of their traditions. “Who must...