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Career advice to a daughter: Don’t do as I do

My daughter is starting to get very interested in reading and writing. Mostly, this is fantastic. She has begun reading quietly to herself on topics that range from the planets to the pope. My husband and I have been the recipients of some heartwarming and hilarious letters. She even writes original stories and started a newspaper with a friend. Recently, she announced that she wants to be a writer when she grows up.

Email these recipes to your kids now for a great Mother’s Day brunch

It never ceases to amaze me how two children raised together have turned into such different adults. In all ways, including career choices, partying styles, exercise and eating habits, and kitchen preferences. My son, the meat-eater, enjoys working with pastry dough; my daughter prefers to cook vegetables and fruit. Win, win for this mother. I request they collaborate this Mother’s Day. On the menu? Savory, flaky-crusted tarts filled with vegetables and a salad brightened with fruit.

Learn to be a caregiver

Gain useful knowledge of how to effectively care for others and oneself in the process by taking part in the caregiver workshop being offered by Home Hospice of Grayson County. The workshop will be broken up into four sessions - May 3, 10, 17 and 24, from 5:30 until 7 p.m. at the home hospice office, 505 West Center Street, in Sherman. It is free and open to anyone caring for a loved one.