- Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Foodie With Family: Freakout turns to giggles
I woke up out of a deep sleep in the wee hours of the morning two weeks ago. I had felt something brush against my shoulder near my neck. It was pitch black and the glasses that alleviate my extreme near-sightedness weren't within reach so I sat up and squinted around to see what it had been. I saw a large, dark spot on the short sleeve of my pajama shirt.Continued ...
- Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Foodie With Family: Homemade chips and dip
If you want to impress someone but are low on cool tricks I recommend these homemade chips and dip. They are not only delicious but they're simple to make and they're good for you, too. I tested these out on a large gathering of 20 or so families and came home with empty bowls.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Foodie With Family: Life is never dull
Spring has officially sprung! The peepers are out in force and singing along with the once-again babbling creek. My young men are not content just to climb every tree in which they can gain a foothold. They stand back with arms folded and examine the trees in the yard, of which there are a multitude, and debate their chances of success with assorted limbs and branches.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Foodie With Family: Rules to live by in a house full of males
My husband and sons have a strange chromosomal bond with the remote control. They have even given said remote control a name: "The weapon of honor." This is a mystery to me. I certainly don't care even half as much as them about having the thing in my hands. They, on the other hand, find it odd that I don't mind standing up to change the channel by hand.Continued ...
- Monday, February 18, 2008
Foodie With Family: Keep the flu in mind
We are still under construction at our house. That means that, for the moment, all seven of us are sleeping in the same bedroom. We've also taken turns having the flu. There is never a convenient time to be ill. You can help lessen the inconvenience by having a well-stocked pantry and fridge and some easy foods to prepare on hand.Continued ...
- Monday, January 21, 2008
Foodie With Family: First aid skills put to test
As a home-schooling parent, I am always looking for ways to turn everything that happens during the day into lessons. My efforts usually end up reinforcing my theory that I will never really get what goes on in my kids' heads. One day last week, Aidan yelped and tore into the kitchen, squeezing the daylights out of a bleeding finger. He had been on the baby's rocking chair -- a chair that is sized so small that an 8-year-old boy could sit on top of it while rocking simultaneously. This is what Aidan had done.Continued ...
- Thursday, January 3, 2008
Foodie With Family: Kindness of others spreads cheer
Is anyone else totally flabbergasted that we've already reached Christmas Eve and another year is all but gone?Continued ...
- Monday, December 3, 2007
Foodie With Family: Never a dull moment at dinner
I'd like to offer snapshot of this evening's dinner table.Continued ...
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Foodie With Family: Simple seasonal dishes
It's hard to believe that another year is almost done. With all five kids having birthdays in the same three-month span as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's, we're in full party and costume mode around here.Continued ...
- Monday, October 22, 2007
Rebecca Lindamood: Kids may be hard to understand, but food isn't
I daily wonder whether I'm speaking the same language as my children. And I'm not speaking strictly metaphorically. Last week, Aidan flew through the front door and breathlessly informed me, "We're not doing what you told not. We're on a small hill. We're in a pocket place where we're smash rocking. I LOVE that place."Continued ...
- Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Foodie With Family: Loud kids, voice prompts don't mix
I spent hours upon hours on the phone both before and after my move trying to get all my address and utility changes made. My kids inevitably crave my attention when I'm on the phone. Having all five of them using me as a maypole or trampoline while trying to make all these phone calls was rather trying.Continued ...
- Saturday, July 28, 2007
- And life goes on