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I was thinking about the delicate process of raspberry picking, and how it parallels the ripening process of adolescence. This idea came, as ideas will, at a very inconvenient time. But like a needy child at bedtime, it refused to loose it's grip on me until I spent some time with it.
So with urgency, in my car in the school parking lot, with parents and children hustling past me, I pounded out a short essay on my laptop. That night, I sent the piece out into the world before I could lose my nerve.
I'm happy to report that the parenting magazine, Mamalode, is publishing my essay on its website today.
Head over to Mamalode to read about how we're coping with this season of ripening, but not yet ripe.