Table Talk – Thankful for Teenagers by Susie Davis

Today’s Table Talk is by and old (okay not so old age wise, just long-time) friend from Baylor, Susie Davis. She tirelessly encourages moms in Austin and around the country on mothering, wifing (I know that’s not a word, but come on – it should be an active verb!), and dealing with teens. She’s sweet to share this guest blog with us. She also posted it on her blog (susiedavis.org) where you can sign up for her give-away. (See end of post. … and don’t for get to email me for the MOAT give-away of Jody’s and Kathleen’s books – just email me and let me know you’re spreading the MOAT love). Check out Susie’s stuff. It’s GREAT and right on point. Thanks Susie! … and thanks for walking the road with me. -Kay Thankful for Teenagers I love teenagers. Not because

Life Rules for Teenagers

I thought y’all might enjoy the following. It’s not new, has been printed in newspapers and circulated via email, mis-attributed to Bill Gates at a high-school commencement speech… which is how I saw it tonight. My sweet mom, knowing my interest in anything teen-entitlement-related, laughed when she read this list, then hit forward. I laughed, too… and nodded often, in agreement of course (not to be confused with “off to sleep”… because after my long day, I could have done that too.) Charles J. Sykes, author of Dumbing Down Our Kids: Why American Children Feel Good About Themselves But Can’t Read, Write, or Add, offered the following words of wisdom: Rule No. 1:Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teen-ager uses the phrase “It’s not fair” 8.6 times

Tuesday’s Tasty Tips by Jane Jarrell

Today’s Tasty Tips just might be a big help over the next few weeks. Need quick holiday treat? Try one of Jane’s Angel Food Cake tricks. The look terrific. I can just see those Angel Dainties wrapped in cellophane, tied with a seasonal bow and delivered to a neighbor, a teacher, the grocery bagger, mailman… the list goes on. Thanks for sharing your secrets, Jane! … and thanks for walking the road with me. -Kay Angel Food Cake—Five Ways Angel food cake is an American favorite. Tender yet sturdy, it’s a perfect base  for a variety of desserts. Most supermarkets carry angel food cakes in the deli, or you can make yours from scratch or with a mix. Here are seven ways to take angel food cake beyond basic. Peach Cake 1.   In a large bowl, combine 1 (18.25 ounce) package angel food cake mix with

A Random Act of Praise

What a gift the Opera Company of Philadelphia gave Macy’s shoppers a couple weeks ago. Not only did they spread the love through a beautiful song, they lifted the name of the Lord in their surprise performance as part of the Knight Foundations “Random Acts of Culture”. Take a peek and enjoy a few moments beauty. I just love watching the faces in the crowd … especially toward the end of the song. You might notice the right edge is cut off in my embedding (I tried… guess it’s a true testimony to my technological challenges. :) So, here’s the youtube link if you’d like to see it in full screen: Opera Company of Philadelphia Thanks to Susie Davis (our guest blogger for Thursday) for posting this on her blog. It’s sure fun to share such a neat video. Thanks for walking the road with me.-Kay
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