Category Archives: High School

The Middle: Updates from the U.N.

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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The Middle… The U.N. Ab Work Out

Note to new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is a 17 yr old girl. China is a 16 yr old boy. The U.S. is our 15 yr old son (Little Man). Israel, when home, is … Continue reading

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U.N. Moments and the ABCs of Me.

(<–The U.N. and friends in Canada:  Sec. Gen far right; Ninja/China 3rd from Rt; stylin’ Denmark 4th from Rt; and U.S., 5th from Rt) Note for new readers:  Our family took in two foreign exchange students this year. Denmark is … Continue reading

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Sound Bites from the U.N. and Baby Steps.

It’s been two weeks since Mom died, and I am still trying to catch my breath. It’s strange how I worked on a sort of auto pilot for two+ months, working on the manuscript, keeping our house running, and sitting … Continue reading

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Posted in Awareness, Beauty, Blog, Daily Observations, Death, Death of parent, Dying, Foreign exchange students, High School, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Personal change, Teens, Writing, Yoga | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Middle… The U.N. Full Assembly

For new readers:  This year we took in two foreign exchange students, known here as China (16, boy) and Denmark (16, girl), making our home the U.N. for ten months.  Our youngest son, Little Man (15), represents the U.S.  Our … Continue reading

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Posted in Blog, Christmas, Daily Observations, Hanukkah, High School, Holidays, Honest observations on many things, Humor, Life, Mothers, Musings, My world, Parenting, Sarcasm, Teens, The U.N., Women's issues | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

All Kinds of Mayhem at the U.N.

Life at the U.N. has been one hilarious, exhausting, outrageous ride lately… Chaos, mayhem, loads of humor, abound. Personally, I am absolutely convinced that reality TV could not make some of this stuff up; it would be a ratings bonanza. … Continue reading

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The Middle… On the Edge of Humor and Insanity.

About a week ago I snapped. I came home from Hospice to one more afternoon of three teens on three different screens and pretty much messes everywhere: backpacks, snack plates, cups (mountains of cups! Full, empty, used, just sitting there…), … Continue reading

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Whose Nest is Empty Anyway?

 Warning:  This may not be palatable for certain college age offspring, of say, mine.  While not intended to be a lecture… it might have become one along the way.  Read with caution, but know that I mean it. This year … Continue reading

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The Middle- Continued Negotiations at the U.N.

For new readers:  This year we took in two foreign exchange students, known here as China (16, boy) and Denmark (16, girl), making our home the U.N. for ten months.  Our youngest son, Little Man (15), represents the U.S.  Our middle … Continue reading

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Call Me Gay. Call Me a Fag.

Note: I can’t sleep, I’m upset. After watching the news with my kids tonight, I needed to write this now, and not Friday. So, I will not post until Monday, despite what I wrote on The Middle, just 7 hour … Continue reading

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