Oh my goodness!!!I've had this nagging feeling for a few weeks. I miss my blog. First, I would like to convey how much I enjoy writing entries and second, it is an added bonus that someone else out there may be interested in how I do things. I love to have and share my (not-so-much) wisdom....more
I made excellent Mexican rice AND excellent homemade refried beans yesterday. I've been looking for a good recipe for both for about twenty years (not. kidding.) and I think I've lucked into a couple of Holy Grail's, recipewise. Both are cheap (important!) and easy (also! important!) and neither require any esoteric chef type techniques or ingredients.*the rice recipe: http://food52.com/recipes/1918-mexican-rice...more
When The Kid was little, I was petrified that something would happen to my little girl, and she wouldn't know what to do.
I wanted to equip her for anything... bad touches, peer pressure, bullying, drugs, kidnapping. We played with dolls and acted things out, role-played scenes, and had mini-conversations. If it was suggested in a parenting magazine, I did it. Not obsessively, because I didn't want her to grow up to be a bigger freak than her DNA already assured she would be, but just enough that she would *hopefully* feel in control if something were to come up.
You remember the saying “when you have a child, it is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around your body”? I think it’s really true when you’re the parent of a teen or tween except it’s more like your heart is being stomped....more
On a recent afternoon, my daughter DQ and I were on our way back from dropping my son, Taz, off at his friend’s house. I had assumed that DQ was going to spend the rest of the day bored since one of her best friends was grounded that day, so I racked my brain for something we could do together.“What do you want to do?” I asked her, and was surprised when she said she already had plans....more
As we walked past classroom doors where dedicated teachers still labored over tomorrow's lesson plan and yesterday's papers, my son asked me, his voice loud and clear as a bell: "Is it true that there are FLAVORED condoms?" One thing a future parent does not particularly imagine for oneself when fantasizing about their future lifetime with their growing child is their role as a sex educator. If we did imagine this, it would really put a damper on the baby-making, I think.
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