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  • Cooking kids: Summer camps that last a lifetime

    OK. So here’s the latest in summer camps: cooking camp. For a small fortune, we sent our 7-year-old son last week to learn all about kitchen sanitation, grocery shopping, veggie chopping and bread baking. Of course the best way to learn is by doing, so at camp he made his own lunch and washed his own...
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 06-08-2009
  • Considering Grassroots Free School and the Summerhill education philosophy

    I'm considering transferring my 7-year-old son to a local private school--Grassroots Free School--that’s structured according to the philosophies of England’s Summerhill School. This educational model is based on the premise that, given the opportunity, children will learn on their own because of...
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 03-27-2009
  • The lies people tell

    Lies people tell I’d like to think most people are basically honest, but when I look back over the years … Your face is going to freeze like that. The easiest way to catch a bird is to sprinkle a little salt on its tail. You can grow up to be anything you want to be. Smoking will make you look cool....
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 02-20-2009
  • 4-year-old Tallahassee boy, Christopher Robles, dies after being hit by car at Hartsfield Elementary

    Just minutes ago a 4-year-old boy died in front of my son’s school. There is no one to blame in this tragedy; he jumped out of his mom's car and darted into the street in front of another car. There was an SUV parked next to his parent’s car, so the teacher who hit him couldn’t see him in the second...
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 01-09-2009
  • There's no place like high for the holidays

    I was so bummed when the doctor’s office told me my surgery was scheduled for December 22. I didn’t want to be the wet blanket who ruined the holidays for my family. Who would make dinner? Who would finish the decorating? Who would bake the cookies? I consoled myself with the fact that at least having...
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 12-31-2008
  • The Top 10 Reasons I Hate My Mother-in-law

    My mother-in-law is going home today after a nine-day visit. There have been a lot of plusses to having her with us: She cooks and cleans while we’re at work. She does laundry. She lets us pick our own Christmas presents. She’s an incredible woman. She knits, crochets, quilts, sews, embroiders, gardens...
    Posted to Weblog by writer lady on 12-08-2008
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