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To Those of You Getting Ready to Send a Kid Away to School...

T. Jensen Lacey - Friday, July 10, 2015

  This is a bittersweet time of year for a lot of parents and/or guardians of young people. It's the "lazy days of summer," but it's also a time for preparing to send off to school, someone we love. While we're happy they're growing up and making progress in their lives, it's still a little sad for those of us who've had to (or are about to) say good-bye. ...Read More

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