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The Kids, The Parents, and The Campus

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This essay was originally published on Medium.com. When parents of teens gather, the conversation offer turns to what’s going on with the kids, which schools they attend or have attended. I’m not bringing this up to bash parents for being “too involved” or pile on more evidence…By jbadmin|
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Let Them Make Mistakes: Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

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This article was originally published on Medium.com. The best medicine I found for easing the anxiety of parenting boundary-pushing teenagers was remembering my own risky behavior at their age.… “One of you has got to call your parents,” said the officer at the Palm Springs…By jbadmin|
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‘Sacred Sto­ries as Metaphor’: Retelling of Bib­li­cal Tales

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This post was originally published by the Jewish Book Council. My nov­el, The Nine, will be pub­lished on August 20, and as with my debut, Eden, I took inspi­ra­tion from the Torah in writ­ing it — not in lit­er­al terms, but using our sacred…By jbadmin|
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Five Publishing Tips from a Sophomore Novelist

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This post was originally published on diymfa.com as a part of the #5onFri series.As I home in on the publication date for my second novel (The Nine, She Writes Press, August 20), there is excitement whirring in my mind as well as the anxiety that comes with keeping track of a…By jbadmin|
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Writing Rituals: Staying Grounded During Busy Times

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This post originally appeared on BooksByWomen.org as "Five Weeks To Book Launch And How My Writing Practice Keeps Me Grounded."I am a woman with many morning practices, from skin care to yoga and meditation to blending a perfected breakfast smoothie, from walking my dog to…By jbadmin|
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A Song of Gratitude: Reflecting on Japan

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This article originally appeared on Indagare under the title "A Song of Gratitude: Jeanne McWilliams Blasberg Reflects on her Journey to Japan."Our trip to Japan followed a week in Hong Kong where my husband had business and I spent mornings working and writing before…By jbadmin|
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