Diatribe: Gas In The House Leaves Water To Burn.
01/16/2013 09:42:09 AM
For a period of time during my college years I lived alone in an off-campus apartment. It was an interesting apartment composed of half the third floor and all of the attic in an old Victorian home. There were a few other apartments in the building and the tenants generally got along qui..
Ovation: Precious Memories & Old Photos Found In Antique Cameras.
01/15/2013 10:39:52 AM
In my basement I keep a box marked “precious memories”. Stored carefully inside this carton are relics and artifacts from my childhood and memories of relatives and ancestors long gone. I’ve kept a cap that was knitted for me by a grandmother when I was an infant, the B..
The Tragic-Comic Experience Of Shopping With A Teenager
01/14/2013 20:11:50 PM
It was and still is an educational experience for one of my adult daughters to shop with a younger sister. After a particular stressful shopping trip, they would stumble through the door, complaining about their hard to please sibling. Typically,they'd roll their eyes and sputter,
" Do you wan..
Few Reasons to Be House Proud
01/14/2013 11:58:26 AM
Even if your home is not exactly a dream come true, it can still give you reasons to be house proud. Ask yourself is it clean and organised enough and you will see that there is a way to actually enjoy your residence more.There are many factors that can make you proud of your home. Learning how to c..
WHAT? !! You Want To Shave Your Head and Pierce Your Ears?!
01/13/2013 20:38:28 PM
Rebecca wants a belly stud.
Does it REALLY matter? Does this disagreement really have to do with morality, commonsense or responsibility or is it simply a matter of taste, choice or opinion?”
As parents, we are often counselled to choose our battles with our children and refrain from forb..
BBB Time: Bath, Book, Bed
01/12/2013 15:27:11 PM
On hectic days, the whole routine became an assembly line.
In a family of eleven, everything is a big deal.
However it was bath time, grooming time, story time and bed time that took a lot of creative problem solving abilities as well as a big investment in time. On hectic days thi..
Ovation: 5th Brooklyn Scouts – How Scouting Should Be.
01/11/2013 10:29:27 AM
I learned this week that one of my classmates from my childhood had passed away. While we weren’t the best of friends, we did grow up together. We had the same teachers in preschool, elementary school, grade school and frequently in high school. His mother was our Den Mother&..
Fashion Sense? Snort-She Was BORN With It!
01/10/2013 14:33:57 PM
Claire is on the left
One evening as I tried to rush out of the house, Claire glanced up from her homework, scrutinized me up and down disapprovingly and asked, very slowly, “Are you going out?”
Tiny, adorable, clever and independent Claire was also strong-willed, high maintenance an..
Quit Trying to Dismember Me!
01/09/2013 15:10:35 PM
Bieing the youngest can be a trial
What happens when you live with five older sisters?
It was a beautiful fall day. The sun was already warm Although the school bus was not scheduled to pull up for another twenty minutes, six-year old Rebecca, my youngest child, already had her lunch..
Diatribe: Octomom Is Back On The Dole.
01/08/2013 09:20:13 AM
I know people who, by no fault of their own, find themselves on government assistance. These are the people for whom these programs were created. A death in the family, an injury or extreme medical condition, loss of a job or the need to care for loved ones are just a few reasons that pe..
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