The 3 C’ s for teenage boys

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My teenage son was attending a program overseas where there were going to be 4 boys and 16 girls living together for 2 months. Hmmmm…..he definitely needed a refresher sex talk which I asked his father do. After much prompting ( a nice way of saying nagging) he had what he thought was a perfectly acceptable father to son discussion. … Read More


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This could actually happen to you!  Imagine this morning drama: it’s 7:00 am and you are already late. You have to feed the kids and get them off to school, walk the dog, find the mate to the mysterious missing sock and hopefully have a chance to brush your teeth – all before 8:00 am.  To add to this frenetic … Read More


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  Disclaimer: According to health experts (not quite sure who these experts are) anyway they issued a statement saying not to wash poultry before cooking because the splashing water spreads the salmonella bacteria. The first dish I ever prepared was a roast chicken.  Sounds innocuous enough, but let me give you some color on what was going on in my … Read More


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I want to acknowledge and thank everyone who responded to my first venting piece.  People commented that they felt much better after posting what really irritates them.  I want to share the following incident in response to what I’ll call the ‘Tuna Fish Vent’. Someone, somewhat reluctantly, confided that she was the tuna fish eating person on the tube and … Read More


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I usually shy away from talking politics, but with Trump now the American President (ugh – it feels uncomfortable writing Trump and President in the same sentence) I feel the need to just calm everyone down.  It is important to have a broader, longer term perspective of why Trump is where he is.  Think of it like this… for the … Read More


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  I’ve been married a long time….. a really long time. People always ask me how do you stay together for soo long?  Honestly, I’m still trying to figure it out. I think it’s about obviously loving your partner: all the good, the bad and the ugly parts – yet life has a way of constantly testing the bonds.   … Read More