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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

This just in: Proud of my Alma mater!

Sarah Lawrence College’s outstanding faculty tops The Princeton Review’s 2013 College Ranking among all colleges and universities on the esteemed list.

Cheers to some of the best, most inspiring years of my life. 

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We’re in that summer sweet spot
Yes, school is in session and my now-seventh-grader is settling in amidst new surroundings, new friends and new challenges. This time of year is all about change for my family. Lots of birthdays and anniversaries. And, above all, my daughter’s birthday (tomorrow) and Gotcha Day (10 days prior, August 12, 2001).

The end of August is rife with beginnings. Here’s hoping that yours are sweet. And hoping never to forget the magic moment when I first held her in my arms, mother and daughter, mom and dad, family. Finally and forever.
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"I have found this book to be very helpful in supporting and dealing with the emotions of my spouse as we go through our IVF journey. The book really helped me understand the delicate emotions of someone experiencing infertility and how comments like "relax", "stop worrying about it", etc. actually do more harm than help. As a result, I am much more supportive in this IVF cycles than I have been in other cycles because I changed the focus of my comments and have avoided saying the wrong thing." 

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All best,
Beverly Barna