Monthly Archive for September, 2010

: September, 2010

Feeling disconnected

Do you ever feel disconnected to your family? I’ve been feeling that way for a week or so now because I’ve been getting home from work later than usual. Last night everyone was already in bed when I

Encouraging the chef within

I’ve decided I’m going to have more “formal” cooking lessons for K. She loves to bake and has taught herself to follow recipes. Over the summer, she’d get the urge to be creative in the kitchen on
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Encouraging the chef within

I’ve decided I’m going to have more “formal” cooking lessons for K. She loves to bake and has taught herself to follow recipes. Over the summer, she’d get the urge to be creative in the kitchen on
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Oh, to be Sweet 16

Have Sweet 16 parties always been prevalent here? Where I grew up in the Midwest they were not. Our version of a Sweet 16 was a big slumber party in the birthday girl’s house. And none of this mixed

Teaching good food habits — or not

How much do you worry about what you feed your family? I’m now worried that I’ve taken much too relaxed of an attitude with mine — and now it’s too late to change their habits because the kids are

Oh, to be young

Are you ever shocked to look in the mirror and see an old person? I don’t know why my reflection still surprises me. Maybe it’s because I thought I’d always be skinny! Or because I really don’t feel
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Kids and their music!

My parents knew exactly what type of music I listened to. This is because I played records on a portable turntable. You probably remember the kind, where the speakers opened up like doors and the
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Enjoying the peace — and quiet

The sound of quiet! It’s not something I hear all that often, even with the kids mostly grown and doing their own thing. Right now I’m sitting at my kitchen table, working on my laptop writing this
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Obligatory school supplies

Remember the days when you didn’t need a list of school supplies? When you just went out and bought paper and put it into a 3-ring binder, or bought spiral notebooks and used them until they were
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Learning to appreciate mom and dad

It’s a given — most kids take their parents for granted. From the time they’re little, we do things for them and take care of them. They grow to expect that we’ll always be there. As they get older
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