Picky Eaters?

I never liked the term picky eater. One of my daughters has a huge range of foods and tastes she accepts and even loves. She can eat bitter chocolates, tea, cilantro, onions, spices, etc. The other? Not so much. But I’ve never called her a picky eater. To me, the term picky eater alludes toContinue reading “Picky Eaters?”

Pre registering to vote

Did you know 16 & 17 year old in NC can pre register to vote? I had NO idea until my daughter told me that she learned in her CIVICS class she could and would earn extra points in class for doing it. The side of me that is suspicious wonders what the government isContinue reading “Pre registering to vote”

How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?

There are all sorts of mates. Tablemates, friends, roommates, housemates, dorm mates and for some that lifelong mate/spouse/partner. When I was young I could pretty much hang with just about anyone. As long as they were not “mean” I could coexist and not be bothered by much. When I really wanted to feel like myselfContinue reading “How Do You Find The Right “MATE”?”

Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO

JoAnne texted me the news and I finally got a chance to read the whole article today. I am a fan of Girl Scouts, I truly am. I think it is a very good organization and if used thoughtfully, girls can really gain a lot from the program. There are way more positive than negatives.Continue reading “Girl Scouts Hire Their First Asian CEO”

Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?

There has been ongoing debate whether it is the parents’ “fault” or not when a child misbehaves or commits a crime. You raise your child and he or she makes decisions that may reflect on you – is that fair? Is it accurate? I don’t know. I told you I’m not an expert on anything.Continue reading “Are Parents Responsible For Children’s Behavior?”

Guilt Trips

Guilt is a complicated emotion. Most of us feel it and it’s not a pleasant experience. It’s not all bad in that if you make a mistake and hurt someone unintentionally, guilt is what pushes you to apologize and make amends even if it’s scary to broach the subject. For others, though, it can beContinue reading “Guilt Trips”

The Wright Brothers

Does anyone else cry when they visit a museum or a site where something amazing happened in history? My husband and I do. The first time we went to a museum that we both admired and got misty eyed we knew we were a great match. Flight is so amazing to us and so special.Continue reading “The Wright Brothers”

Trust is a Two Way Street

Today our 12 year old challenged us again. She is an amazing teen, a brilliant student, a loving daughter who also happens to have severe ADHD. I love it when people tell me she does not “act like she has ADHD”. So many people really don’t understand it. I highly recommend everyone read: https://www.additudemag.com/what-is-adhd-symptoms-causes-treatments/ MostContinue reading “Trust is a Two Way Street”

Sixteen

Do you remember turning 16? I do. I just turned 54 but I remembered looking forward to 16. In my neck of the woods in the mountains of NC 16 meant getting your driver’s license and not being as dependent on your parents for transportation. It also meant my parents did not have to takeContinue reading “Sixteen”

Teenagers’ Halloween

Halloween was busy and it came and went. This year I was not feeling up to decorating so I didn’t. The kids did not seem to mind. At 12 and 15 they have finally realized that if they want something they might have to do it themselves so they kept quiet. LOL I raise smartContinue reading “Teenagers’ Halloween”