A Mother Notes That We Know More About Robin Williams’ Death Than The Death of Michael Brown

Michael Brown

By Carol Rood Robin Williams died on August 11, 2014.  He was a beloved actor and comedian.  The news was even more tragic because he apparently committed suicide and had a history of mental illness.  Depression is a terrible terrible disease.  What people show on the outside is not always how they present themselves, and […]

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Meal Ideas for Parents: Moroccan Chicken with Potatoes, Peppers and Tomatoes

cooking for kids

By Carol Rood My garden as been growing like crazy this summer.  I am not sure if my thumb got greener over the winter, or I have just learned enough about gardening to be more successful, or it is just magic. I did do some things differently this year: I made the garden bigger, I […]

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Finding Jewish Heritage As An Adult.

Finding religion

By Carol Rood I was born Jewish.  My father was born Jewish. My mother was born a Southern Baptist but converted to Judaism prior to marrying my father, so I was born Jewish.  Being Jewish is passed through the mother not the father.  You might wonder why, (as I did), Jewishness is passed through the […]

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Entitled Teens And Young Adults. Are We Ruining The Next Generation?

Entitled teens

By Carol Rood I have 4 children.  2 of them are Karol’s kids, and so they are my “step children”, and 2 of them are my biological children.  The “step kids” are 22 and 19.  The bio kids are 17 and 15. So we have had some experience raising teens. More and more I am […]

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“Mandatory Family Fun” Sometimes I Force My Teens To Hang Out With The Parents!

Roller Coaster

By Carol Rood I think I am a “normal” average mom, I like to spend time with my family. Occasionally I require them to spend time with me doing what I like to call “Mandatory Family Fun”.  These are days where they are forced to participate in an activity with the family…..WITHOUT any friends along […]

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