Dear Morgan, Today, you leave childhood behind. Today, you are no longer a kid in her teens, but a young woman entering her twenties. Being your mother, I am allowed the rare privilege of having known you longer than any other person has known you. Not...

Today you turn 38, and for the next 3 months, I will revel in the fact that you are two whole years older than me. And not only are you older (okay, barely), but oftentimes wiser than I. And not only are you wiser (sometimes),...