My three girls were all asked this question between the ages of four and five. Faith said she wanted to be a “cooker.” She loves food every bit as much as I do.
When Joy was in pre-school she was asked this question on camera along with all the other little girls. Every other girl . . . → Read More: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Communication in marriage has always interested me. The difference in the way men and women see things is intriguing. I don’t think I’ll ever figure it out in my own marriage.
We spent the day at a seminar, and over the lunch break we loaded everyone in the van and set out to find a . . . → Read More: What Language Are You Speaking?
I attended a three day Classical Conversations Practicum recently. My husband joined me for the Saturday session. We were running late when we got there, so I told my husband that I would take the children to their classes if he would please go ahead and go get us a good seat. I was a . . . → Read More: I Embarrassed My Husband Again
Today is my daughter Faith’s tenth birthday! As she excitedly anticipated the day she decided to write about what happened on her birthday last year. Her story brought tears to my eyes. Happy Birthday Faith!
My birthday was on Sunday. I got up right away and everyone said, “Happy Birthday.” So I got dressed . . . → Read More: A Best Friend on My Birthday
My husband fell playing basketball the other night and ended up with a stiff neck. I handed him some meds and an ice pack and wished him to feel better in the morning.
Would you believe I woke up with a stiff neck the next morning? In spite of the fact that I had a . . . → Read More: The Power of Suggestion
Graduation–Just before that first year teaching.
A friend recently reminded me of the years that I spent teaching Spanish when I was right out of college. I looked so young at the time that I often was mistaken for a student. I thought it was great fun. Several times I would be standing in . . . → Read More: A Young High School Teacher
At the supper table the kids were telling us about the movies that Aunt Miriam let them watch while Jason and I were gone. They liked one series in particular, and one of my daughters told me, “It didn’t have any bad words or anything.”
Curious as to what they considered “bad words,” I asked, . . . → Read More: Children and Bad Language
I got my driver’s license later than most people. I spent four years in boarding school and then went to college, where I lived in the dorm. Our summers at home were always busy, and I suppose I wasn’t in a very big hurry since I didn’t have a vehicle or much opportunity to drive . . . → Read More: Slow to Get My Driver’s License
I made this bean dip on July 4th, but I may make it again for Labor Day or even Memorial Day. My kids loved it and one of them even asked me to please write down the recipe so she can make it some day, so I thought I would share it with . . . → Read More: Patriotic Layered Bean Dip