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 ( 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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