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Geraldine Bliss and her son Charles were recently honored at a benefit for the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation. (Photo: Anne Siller Photography, www.byannesiller.com)
Parenting is a meaningful topic for pretty much all of us, whether parents or children, or both. Maybe that's why The Buzz has run so many stories on the topic in the course of our 10-year history.
Resident parents and kids made a big impact on these two longtime Buzz writers. This is what they had to say when asked to pick a story that has stuck with them long after writing it.
Michelle Casas Groogan: "It was really hard for me to answer this question. I have had the fortunate Buzz experience of writing about so many topics that I am passionate about: articles about adoption, autism, education and children. But there is one I am particularly proud of titled Special Moms of Special Kids from May of 2010. I got to tell the story of two amazing mothers who meet the daily challenges of sons with life-threatening conditions with dignity, love and patience. They are extraordinary and I feel so blessed to call each of them my friend."
Arlene Nisson Lassin: "I was privileged to write so many fun stories and so it is hard to choose my favorite. Still from a personal level and one I got a ton of feedback from my peer group and others on was They're Back -- Adult Children Return to the Nest (January 2010). Alas both my children have now flown the nest once again, and this time I am fairly certain my nest will remain empty from here on."