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Marlene Kern Fischer is a wife, mother of three sons, food shopper extraordinaire, blogger,  lifelong writer, and college essay editor. She attended Brandeis University, from which she graduated cum laude with a degree in English Literature. A Founding Contributor and Advisor at CollegiateParent, her work has also been featured in The New York Times (Modern Love), The Huffington Post, Parent Co., Grown and Flown, Kveller, Better After 50, the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Ten to Twenty Parenting, Beyond Your Blog, Her View From Home, The SITS Girls, Women You Should Know and MockMom.

You can click on these links to read some of Marlene’s work:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/i-think-i-love-you-my-crush-on-david-cassidy_us_5a11c1b4e4b0e6450602ec0f

https://herviewfromhome.com/five-things-to-know-about-adoption/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/blog/dear-son-a-few-things-we-need-to-work-on/

https://www.kveller.com/when-bubbe-gave-us-her-ponytail-in-a-bag/

https://herviewfromhome.com/what-you-need-to-know-about-having-less-time-for-old-friends/

https://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/concerned-citizens-start-gofundme-campaign-to-purchase-rain-boots-for-melania/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/blog/why-i-worry-less/

http://herviewfromhome.com/six-things-you-should-know-about-having-grown-sons/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/blog/life-lessons/

http://grownandflown.com/gift-friend-conversation/

http://herviewfromhome.com/3-ways-to-get-your-teenage-son-to-communicate/

http://grownandflown.com/family-phone-plan-time-cut-kids-loose/

http://grownandflown.com/son-no-children-mom-five-things/

http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/school-district-starts-tracking-students-based-on-ultrasounds/

http://grownandflown.com/mom-hopes-son-college/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/starting-college/parenting/family-togetherness-is-hygge/

http://www.kveller.com/why-shabbat-is-exactly-like-this-danish-trend/

http://www.parent.co/no-i-dont-want-a-device-that-monitors-my-kids-when-they-drive/

http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/husband-leaves-wife-for-alexa/

http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/mom-looks-forward-to-bleak-january/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/uncategorized/what-comes-next/

http://www.sammichespsychmeds.com/local-family-not-vacationing-for-winter-break/

http://www.collegiateparent.com/starting-college/parenting/home-for-the-holidays-3/

How To Be the World’s Best Shiva Guest

Sibling relationships

A Birth Plan Gone Awry

http://herviewfromhome.com/yes-hes-adopted-yes-hes-my-son/

http://grownandflown.com/dread-young-adult-sons-move-home/

http://betterafter50.com/2016/08/breaking-news-mom-spotted-not-wearing-lululemon-clothes-at-tazza/

http://herviewfromhome.com/from-generation-to-generation/

Fraternities: one mother’s perspective

Choosing a college major

When Your Kids Leave for College, Remember This

Thoughts From An Unenthusiastic Sports Mom

http://herviewfromhome.com/my-brother-i-miss-him-each-day/

http://www.kveller.com/my-son-died-26-years-ago-and-im-still-grieving-when-does-it-end/

http://www.kveller.com/im-finally-making-peace-with-passover/

Son’s Girlfriend: The Big Mistake You Need to Avoid

Caution! Blogging Will Suck You In…Do It Anyway.

The Tale Of The Red Pens

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12 thoughts on “About

  1. Thank you for your lovely article on David Cassidy. I am sixty years old and remember Friday nights and The Partridge Family. For so many of us, he was our teen idol. I have a feeling that being a teen idol is difficult because you become something beyond understanding for so many. It is my hope that he finds peace.

    Thank you.
    Kim

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  2. I feel the same. I looooved this guy when I was young. He was the cutest thing I’d ever seen. Knew every song, owned every album and watched every show. I still listen to the music. I finally got to see him perform about 12 years ago and was able to meet him after and take a picture. Aside from being slightly taller than he is, he was still everything I had imagined. He’s in my prayers.

    Kathy

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      1. Thank you for sharing your beautiful tribute to David. It could’ve been written by me, if i had your talent. Lol. I pray that he pulls through. If love can save him, then surely he will!

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  3. Thanks Marlene, my feelings exactly! It’s interesting how so many of us have had the same experience. I was fortunate to see him in Vegas at the Rio. I brought flowers to the show not knowing if I’d be able to give them to him. He came out into the audience singing and walked by my table. When I reached out to hand them to him he stopped and said, are these for me? All I could do is nod. He thanked me, said something like arent you sweet, kissed my cheek, put his forehead on mine, and looking into his beautiful eyes we sang a few words of the song he was singing, you know the ones, “I don’t know what I’m up against, I don’t know what it’s all about, I’ve got so much to think about”. Did that just really happen?! You know I never wanted to wash that cheek again. Then back to reality…. but for that moment I was that head over heals girl in love with the dream guy of my youth. Thanks David! And thanks Marlene.

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  4. Thank you – you must have had a hidden camera into my room’s wall hangings of Tiger Beat pages. David was the coolest of the 3 (him, Donny, Bobby). They were all the Teddy Bear boyfriends, but David was a little bit cooler. Hang on, David, so you can know we still remember and appreciate you and your music, especially your own outside the Sherman music for Partridge TV). Know you loved and could play Hendrix!

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