Monthly Archive for May, 2010

: May, 2010

Turn off the texting

How did we ever live – back in the “olden days” – without cell phones? I wonder about my reliance on that little device, but even more, I wonder about the kids and the way the phones function for

Too much information

It worries me that kids today share way too much personal info on social networking websites. Some information should remain private, no matter how proud, relieved, sad, happy or excited to share

Ahhh, the clean!

There’s nothing better than a clean house and mine is looking pretty darn good (if I do say so myself) — both inside and out. The ever-present clutter is gone, floors are mopped and vacuumed,
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What’s for dinner?

I must admit that this past year I’ve gotten a bit lazy about fixing weeknight dinners. After all, there were only three of us left in the house. But now that a fourth has returned from college, and a
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Learning to say ‘no’

Parents today often are accused of spoiling their children, handing them whatever they want and as a result, giving them a sense of entitlement. I’m sure there have been times when I’ve fallen into
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Home for the summer!

My house is a little less empty now. My middle child, who just finished his freshman year at college, came back home over the weekend. I made the drive to get him on Saturday, leaving the house early
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All cheer, all the time?

Here we go again! For several years, my daughter was a competitive gymnast, training five nights a week and home for dinner only on Saturdays and Sundays. Monthly gym fees were high – more than most
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Deciphering clutter from treasure

How has my life gotten so cluttered? Granted, I live in a small house with not much storage space, but it seems more stuff comes in than goes out. I have piles of paperwork on my dresser. Really, it
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Adjusting to Mom’s new role

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone and I must admit, it makes me a little sad. Not because I wish there were more days when I got presents or someone else put dinner on the table, but because this
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Breaking bad food habits

I need to get back on the bandwagon. Last month I tried a four-week stress-reduction program that focused on diet and lifestyle. Developed by Dr. Roberta Lee, the program was featured in her newest
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