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A wise woman once said to me that there are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these she said is roots, the other, wings.  And they can only be grown, these roots and these wings, in the home.

  -Hodding Carter

Featured Essays

February 10, 1993

A Hole in a Mothers Heart- Trisomy 18

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TRISOMY 18 It was 24 years ago that our sweet Stephanie Marie came into the world.  On the very same day, she went to her forever eternal home.  Many will say… “You were lucky.  At least you did not get to know her.”  or…  “Aren’t you over her?”  But I pay no never mind.   I did know her.  She lived within me for 35 weeks.  She was born of my heart and soul.  I knew…

Harvard University in Boston

How to Survive College Rejection

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Today, more than ever before parents are vying for the top spots offered in all of the best colleges. Just because it is ranked best, is it best for your child?


‘Helicoptering’ parents not helping kids to fly

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One of the most intriguing new phenomena that administrators like me have to deal with is what we affectionately refer to as the “helicopter parent.” By this expression we describe those mothers and fathers who intervene in the academic career of their adult children as if the students were still in elementary school.

Let's Eat!

Death by chocolate cake!

Decadent Chocolate Fudge Cake

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Our family first enjoyed this cake over 20 years ago when it was given as a delicious Christmas gift from our lovely neighbors celebrating Hanukkah. We have loved it ever...
Cheeseburger pie

Individual Cheesburger Pies With a Kick!

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I adapted this recipe and changed it up a bit from the original impossible cheeseburger pie first offered by bisquick. My family likes flavor and this change up with mexican spices gives it the jump in flavor I was looking for!


Easy Weeknight Spagetti – With Meat Sauce

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This is a fast and easy weeknight sauce that tastes like it simmered all day on the stovetop! As always, I am a flexible cook, so you do not have...

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