Jennifer Huffman is a reporter and the business editor of the Napa Valley Register. She's also mom to three daughters under the age of 24. Huffman writes a column about her family called "Surrendering to Motherhood" which runs every other Monday.
Parents of teens – feel like you’re losing your mind? Teens harshing on your mellow? Are the 13-to 19-year-olds in your life driving you batsh*t crazy?
We don’t hear from Oregon College Girl too often, but when we do, I’d describe the exchanges as usually one of the following:
The youngest Huffman is about to leave for college and Mom and Dad are already planning on getting rid of all her extra stuff after she moves out.
My dad hated being in the hospital. He liked being at home, sitting in his comfy chair, watching PBS and reading the newspaper with Joey the dog nearby.
Pick me up early at school on Wednesday, said our youngest daughter. I’m getting my senior pictures taken and you need to hold the light reflector thingee.
My husband and I were in Lake Tahoe for an anniversary getaway this past weekend when his cell phone began buzzing and beeping in the middle of the night early Monday morning.
Don’t tell the Huffman daughters but I’ve been hocking their old trinkets, jewelry and other castoffs at Jackie’s Consignment and the cash is rolling in!