Fish on Fridays Respecting Religions

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Living in the Bible Belt, I am surrounded by families who practice special dietary practices during Lent.  I have planned menus for a variety of institutions, all of which include fish or meatless entrees on Friday. The season of Lent compelled me to write this blog, but Catholics and other Christians are not the only… Read more »

The Dad and His Daughter's Laptop

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So the internets are all a buzz over the latest viral video gone crazy. You may have already seen the video of the dad shooting his daughter’s laptop. This video and the subsequent story has intrigued me and I’ve not only been following it but reaching out to friends and others to see what THEY… Read more »

Celebrating A Wrinkle In Time

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It was a dark and stormy night. It’s a legendary line that has been used in books since 1830. But for me I associate that line with what was one of my favorite books in childhood. I was in the 4th grade the first time I read those words in the opening paragraph of Madeleine… Read more »

This is Reality

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It’s Sunday afternoon as I write this. My son is upstairs playing legos while my daughter bounces a large ball in the family room, watching Dora the Explorer on TV. My daughter knows that she is NOT supposed to be bouncing that ball in the house, she’s been told a hundred time this weekend not… Read more »

The Pajama Bottom Problem

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Let me start this post off by saying that I am all for schools enacting dress codes. I have no problems with the schools that have banned make-up and have minimum length requirements for skirts and shirts. Maybe I sound like a crotchety old lady, but kids, especially girls, these days dress way too provocatively…. Read more »