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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