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Overcoming my homesickness…

By Julia Bendis

October 18, 2011 | 6:10 pm

This morning was a bit of a somber morning for me…  Our six-grader headed out to a four-day overnight Science camp today!  I have to emphasize the OVERNIGHT part since it was the only... read on

  • Youth Football and the big dilemma

    By Julia Bendis

    October 10, 2011 | 6:32 pm

    At a flag football game for my 1st grader, I couldn’t help but enjoy my son’s aggressiveness.  I know how wrong that sounds, however after trying soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis I’m happy to see that he finally at the old age of six, found his sport! Besides, its only flag... read on

  • To call or not to call - that is the question…

    By Julia Bendis

    September 22, 2011 | 6:47 pm

    My phone rings.  I answer.

    - Hello Ma’am.  My name is Blah Blah (I’m not good with names, can’t remember what the hell he said) from Avis Heating and Air conditioning.  I’d like to talk to you about your heating system.  Would you be alright with that?

    - Sure, I would be alright... read on

  • Kate Winslet’s Fight Against Plastic Surgery

    By Julia Bendis

    September 20, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    Kate Winslet started a campaign against plastic surgery in Hollywood.  I am starting my own campaign against Kate Winslet.  Really Kate, you are against cosmetic surgery, and are encouraging other Hollywood starlets not to fall under its magical spell?  Really?  How very convenient... read on

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  • Leave a message after the beep

    By Julia Bendis

    September 11, 2011 | 10:52 pm

    Here’s something I think about almost every time I am about to leave a message for someone.  Do we still need to record an outgoing message telling people to ‘please leave a message after the tone’?  Do we really need to remind people when and how they need to start recording a... read on

  • Boys and their animal instincts

    By Julia Bendis

    September 5, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    What is it about children that makes them want to jump all over people, me in particular?  I am sitting on the couch, minding my own business when out of nowhere my six-year-old son decides to pounce on me.  Not only pounce like a cheetah, or a lion or pick your own animal but start... read on

  • Kmart Layaway… Genious

    By Julia Bendis

    August 16, 2011 | 3:35 pm

    You know you’ve watched way too much television with your kids this summer when you start to pay attention to commercials…  During yet another “Big Time Rush” marathon, I noticed a Kmart commercial.  No, I didn’t pay extra attention to it because it was Kmart but rather WHAT they... read on

  • Some More Funnies for You, Conversations with My Kids

    By Julia Bendis

    August 12, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    * I was reading a story in the newspaper to Nikolas (6) about people in Somalia having to abandon their weakest children on the side of the road, in order to get their other children to a refugee camp for food and water.  I explained that the Mothers have to make a choice in which... read on

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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I was born in Ukraine, in the former USSR, and grew up in Riga, Latvia which is on the Baltic Sea.  My family and I immigrated to the United States in 1989, right before the...

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