Parenting 000: Back to School Checklist

How is your school year going to start?  Will it be a “bumpy” year? Things that you as a parent can do to help the school year begin and help ensure smooth sailing throughout the year are: set bedtimes and Read more…


Parenting 000: And the “Dumb Parent” Award Goes to . . .

Once again I watched a parent competing for the “Dumb Parent” award.  In order to keep the about 8 month-old child occupied, the parent handed the child a tube of lip gloss.  Within a minute the child had managed to Read more…


Gluten-free Easter Dinner

Gluten-Free Easter Dinner

Easter Dinner is my segue into summer cooking.  My dinner is all gluten-free with the exception of the rolls and graham cracker crust, which, if my celiac grandson is eating I can substitute quite easily.  However, I always read labels Read more…


Parenting 000: Spring Break

Spring Break begins in March and goes through Easter.  The later Easter is the longer spring break is.  However, it isn’t 5 or 6 weeks long.  It is 4 to 7 days.  Which ever school or district you belong to, Read more…


Parenting 000: Grandma’s Purse

As a young mother, I watched parents with a fussy, crying child try to pacify them by giving them something from their purse.  Generally this happens at the store, waiting in some line or a waiting room.  In case you Read more…


Parenting 000: Parents, Are You There?!?!?!?

Parenting 000: Parents, Are You There?!?!?!?

Parents!  Are you watching your kids? I am very supportive of my kids and grand kids activities and programs.   I love watching them perform and play.  What I don’t like is little children disrupting a program or event while parents Read more…


Thanksgiving Checklists

Thanksgiving Checklist

I found this article a great help in preparing for Thanksgiving, not just for GF but a good plan for anyone.  Planning ahead is the key to success for any event.  Read for yourself and Happy Planning!


Common Sense: Plan for Rainy Days

Have you ever noticed that when it’s raining problems you seem to get the problems pouring on you? 


Parenting 000: Sleep = Happy

Mondays are hard on everyone!  Why?  Because we treat Sundays as weekend days!  Sundays are school nights – school is the very next day, so is work for parents. What’s the solution? 


Parenting 000: The Waiting Game

Waiting to be seated at a restaurant, then waiting to have your order taken, and then waiting for your food isn’t a big deal if you are with adults because chatting just comes naturally.  Generally we plan for waiting time.  Read more…