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FranklyStein is a blog by Chesapeake Family Magazine editor Betsy Stein who lives in Catonsville with her husband and four children.

The last chapter of my parenting blog — FranklyStein

Me at deskThis is the last installment of FranklyStein, and my last week as editor of Chesapeake Family Life magazine.

It seems a little ironic that the same week my oldest is going off to college, I'm graduating from the parenting media industry and heading off to college too. I'll be working full time as a communications specialist at University of Maryland Baltimore.

Navigating the college search is no simple task — FranklyStein

Sibs York WAs I'm sending my oldest off to college next week, I'm also scrambling to find schools to take my twins to visit.

I don't have five seconds to pat myself on the back for successfully getting one child into college because I'm already behind the eight ball with the next two — who are now seniors in high school.

Taking a European family vacation — FranklyStein Guest Blogger

Katie Europe Fam WThis week's FranklyStein is brought to you by Chesapeake Family Life freelance writer Katie Riley, who is guest blogging while I am on vacation.

This summer my family spent two weeks in Europe visiting Paris and London. Our family of five has traveled frequently in the U.S., but the idea of taking a 13-, 10-, and 7-year-old abroad was daunting.

A biking mom's worries — FranklyStein

Bike memorialFacebook reminded me this week that my husband and I finished our epic cross country bike ride from San Francisco to Portsmouth, New Hampshire 22 years ago.

The same day that memory popped up, we went on a very different bike ride. It was an 8-mile memorial ride for a friend's 20-year-old son who was hit by a car and killed while riding a bike in Baltimore earlier this summer.

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