Mara Seibert

Photo by: William Geddes

The morning of her son's graduation party, Mara Seibert walked out onto the terrace of her Short Hills, New Jersey, home and gazed out over the wide, gentle slope of the lawn. The sun was streaming its yellow tendrils through the trees, and she could see the pond in the distance. After days of attending to plans and details, it was time to celebrate. Her son, Nick, would be graduating from Millburn High School this week.