Emily Mendell lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and two teenage sons. A graduate of The Wharton School, Emily spends her weekdays working for the US venture capital industry and her nights and weekends writing and blogging at www.mothersofbrothers.com, the website she co-founded in 2008. She is a frequent contributor to The Philadelphia Inquirer as well as numerous of parenting websites and anthologies. A Jewish Mom at heart, Emily never fails to cry when listening to Josh Nelsons LDor Vador, much to the mortification of her offspring.
The sign-off at the bottom of my letter was a familiar one:
Miss you! xxoo
It was how I finished every bunk note I sent to my two sons, Noah, 14, and Chase, 12, at sleep away camp this…summer. But when I went to press SEND on the last letter of the year, a nagging feeling came over me as I realized that this was just the fourth missive I had written to them in as many weeks. And it had been days since I had scoured the camp website to catch a… >> Read More