My House Is The Gathering Place

It's Never Too Late To Learn

I have always loved music, and from the time I was a little girl, I wanted to learn to play the piano.  My parents put everything they had into keeping us clothed and fed, so music lessons weren't in the budget....more
I didn't start learning piano until in my late 40's and only began to learn violin at 50. In ...more

6 Things Your Teen Can Do This Summer

When I was in high school, everybody had a summer job, and we would meet to go to a movie in the evening or the beach on our day off. However, finding a job these days is hard for teenagers. The labor market hasn't fully recovered, so many of the traditional teen jobs are being filled by adults. Now that summer is here, I don't want my kids hanging around the house texting, tweeting, and eating everything in the pantry because they're bored. What else can they do? 1. Volunteer ...more
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What If College Isn't Right For Your Child?

We give birth to our children, raise them through tears, tantrums and joy, get them to high school....and then expect that they will head off to college.  It's what they're supposed to do. But what happens if that's not the right path for them?Let me tell you a story about finding your passion....more

Make It Work, Tim Gunn

A Glimpse of My Empty Nest

The Day I Met Ellen DeGeneres (And What Happened Next)

Thank you!  It was a great experience!more

Don't Fight The Weight (s)

Don't Fight The Weight(s) ...more

Bring On Hot Flashes

I can't wait to start having hot flashes.Ouch.  My blog just flinched from all the dirty looks....more