Here's my whole family a year ago, at Elizabeth's graduation. Starting left to right, there's me, then Katherine, Elizabeth, my husband, Tom Gagen, and my stepson, Jonathan. Katherine's off to college this fall and Elizabeth goes back to school as a sophomore. Tom teaches history at a pilot school with the Boston Public Schools, and Jonathan is an urban planner.
We took a family vacation to Niagara Falls last summer.
Elizabeth is 19 and is majoring in biology. Katherine's 18 and is drawn to global issues and perfecting her Spanish.