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The Photo Shoot by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting In March, maybe April, I saw an offer on my facebook from a local photographer who specializes in vintage photography. She was offering a vintage photo shoot with old c ... Read on »
The Last Day was The Best Day by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Tonight is our last night in Texas. True to form, we packed as much as we possibly could into our day - we had time at the gun range, shot bow and arrow, worked on trai ... Read on »
Texas, Day 4 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Without further ado, please enjoy today's video . Another BIG fish! I'm not sure if I will do one tomorrow - the pressure is intense. Thankfully, my dad and step mo ... Read on »
The Fish Story by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Grandpa is a supreme fisherman. He loves to fish and has had some real successes lately - a 25 pounder, several in the 8-12 range, and lots of smaller ones. He loves to ... Read on »
What I Did Over the Summer, Volume 2 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting A few weeks ago, I posted that I was taking a few of my kids - the group I more commonly refer to as "my shorties" - on a plane trip. We flew out on Saturday morning to ... Read on »
Books and Books and More Books by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I could read all day long. I love to read. Love it.  Every once in a while, when I remember, I like to post the books I've recently read here. I share my thoughts, ... Read on »
Pinterest Success - Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I spend a fair amount of time on Pinterest, and lots of that time is looking at yummy foods. I found a recipe for Vanilla Milk with Chocolate Ice about two years ag ... Read on »
What I Did Over the Summer, Volume 1 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I didn't tell hardly anyone, but we took a road trip last week. We spent a week away in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. This was the first of three big tr ... Read on »
Letters to My Children, a Forgotten Manuscript - Take 5 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Thank you for humoring me as I post these. It's nice to know that SOMEONE is reading them - even if it's not my kids, lol.    Dear Children, Volunteer your ... Read on »
Letters to My Children, a Forgotten Manuscript - Take 4 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting There's not too many more of these. Thanks for your patience with my ranting.  Dear Daughter, One piece of advice – listen to the old people. When in doubt, ask ... Read on »
Letters to My Children, a Forgotten Manuscript - Take 3 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Part 1, and the explanation, is  here . Part 2 is here. Dear Daughter, Don’t wear those pants to school. Or that skirt, for that matter. Oh, I know. You ha ... Read on »
Letters to My Children, a Forgotten Manuscript - Take 2 by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Part 1, and the explanation, is here .  Dear Children, Learn to cook a few things well. I don’t mean ramen noodles and macaroni and cheese in a box, but real, H ... Read on »
Weekend of Fun by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting So, um, yeah, it's Wednesday, and the weekend is not only in the distance, but we are coming up on another one. I have terrible time management skills I think. Here is ... Read on »
The Norfolk Lock Bridge by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting It all started with the duck. The local art museum had the traveling duck, a 40-foot sculpture titled "Rubber Duck" by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, on watch over ... Read on »
Letters to My Children, a Forgotten Manuscript by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Like many people who write, I have several half written, long abandoned, manuscripts. I'm never going to do anything with most of them - although hope springs eternal a ... Read on »
Well, Let's See by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting What have I been up to lately that has kept me so far from the home I love away from this here blog? I may or may not have been mainlining show tunes for the past 7 ... Read on »
Note to Myself by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I'm trying to raise adults who are a pleasure to be around. It's my job and I *hate* to fail at a job. Yes, I want the kids to have fun and to enjoy life - But ab ... Read on »
Desperate Times, Desperate Measures by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting I have to apologize. I've been absent from here. A lot. Some of it is my job - I work online much of the day, and I've been really busy, so there really isn ... Read on »
The Garden and The Memories by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting Last May, I took my father in law to the garden center to purchase his plants.  He had always been an ardent gardener. He grew tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and herb ... Read on »
How to Fly with Food Allergies by Carmen Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Parenting The name of this post is actually a misnomer. I don't really know anything about flying with food allergies. In fact, yesterday, I realized that I really don't know ... Read on »