Category Archives: mother-daughter relationship

Daughter Chronicles: Of Beheaded Barbies and Blind Beanie Babies

I remember traveling to Europe with my mother and my sister, Manette, in the Spring of 1980. We had just graduated, she from high school and me from college. This was to be our graduation gift. We had joined a … Continue reading

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The Daughter Chronicles: The Rice Battle

I remember arguing with my nanny and eventually my mother, about finishing the food on my plate. In the first place, my plate was prepared for me. I did not have a say on the quantity of food my nanny … Continue reading

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Letter To My Daughter in 2007

I was searching through my files among the sea of folders on my computer when I came across “Letter to Lara 022707.”  Without really thinking, I pointed my arrow at it and clicked. The screen opened to a letter I … Continue reading

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Summer Solstice Wedding

This past weekend, we dedicated our time to celebrate with some dear friends the marriage of their youngest daughter, Christina, in Carmel Valley.  Christina and our daughter have been friends since they were in Middle School. They were classmates, sports … Continue reading

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Children Say It Like It Is

I was heading west on the sidewalk of our town’s main drag. It was a cool crisp late morning. The clouds had decided to linger. My arms were full. I had picked up the dry cleaning and tucked under one … Continue reading

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Need To Overcome This

There are probably many reasons why I should curb my obsessive-compulsive tendencies. This is likely one of them. Ever since we convinced my mother to sell her house in Los Altos back in Summer 2012, she has stayed with me … Continue reading

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The Journey From Mother To Friend

We are a family that likes to travel. We journey to spend time with people we love. We go to places we’ve never been or even return to old haunts with new eyes. But we ourselves, within us, know that … Continue reading

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A Mother and Her Two Daughters

It was the weekend and the ridership on the trains was quite robust.  We were moving from Monterosso, one of the five towns collectively called Cinque Terre, to Cannes.  Monterosso served as our home base during our five-day stay. We … Continue reading

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Musings From The Empty Nest

My daughter and a good friend from college have moved to a new apartment recently. She told me that she and her friend would really like to fill their pied-a-terre with plants. Could I please help them with this? I … Continue reading

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