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This is a group where we can sit back and enjoy chatting with each other rather than on the recipes. Hopefully in return this will free up some of the recipe comment sections of unwanted chatter.

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baby monitors

By Priscilla Smith
Saturday at 6:09 PM
It's me again, Priscilla. My husband and I decided to sell our house and move in
with my mother, who has dementia from a stroke. I think it would be a good idea
to buy some kind of baby monitor, or something similar for an elderly person. I could
put it in her room and be able to watch her during the night while we are in our room.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I want a video one even more than audio. I want to
be able to see her try to get up, so that I can go into her room and help her.
Thank you.

Keeping secrets

By manhal rashdan
Thursday at 11:13 AM
Little Jonny thought he was the only one who kept secrets, so he asked his teacher. She said that everyone, even adults had secrets. So Little Jonny went up to his mom and told her he knew here secret, she gave him 20$ and told him not to tell his father. So then Little Jonny went up to his dad, and told him he knew his secret, his dad paid him 50$ and told him not to tell his mother. Little Jonny loving this, he's making tons of money, then he goes outside. The first person he sees is the mailman, Little Jonny says: " I know your secret". Then the mailman says really!? Come here son!

my mother

By Priscilla Smith
Wednesday at 11:46 AM
I have an unusual dilemma. My mom had a stroke a year ago, and I am her primary caregiver. She also has dementia. She is at a stage of this where she is a very picky eater. Each morning she wants oatmeal and toast, which I am happy to give her.
For lunch she wants only turkey sandwich with mayo, which is also fine. Now, she
is wanting only oatmeal for dinner too, and refuses to eat much of anything else. Oatmeal for dinner is fine once in a while, but not on a daily basis. I'm not sure
how to handle this other than make whatever I want to make for my husband and I and take the same to her, and just tell her to eat whatever she can. Anyone have ideas? I'm getting frustrated over this.
Thank you.

my oven went on vacation

By Diane C.
Tuesday at 3:53 PM
Ok, this is weird. Sunday, I roasted a chicken for dinner. Everything was fine. Monday, Sis tried to make pizza, and the oven wouldn't light. It is a natural gas stove. The burners all work. The broiler works. Even the self-clean feature works. But the oven, nope.
Zip. Zilch. No gas or heat. My DH and I ran the gamut of trouble-shooting this morning.
I went ahead and ran a self-clean cycle. I figure that maybe something has dripped onto the glow bar and it will burn off during the cleaning cycle.
Anyhow, I'm making turkey tettrazini tonight. A no-bake version. Too bad i can't make garlic bread.

Nun so innocent

By manhal rashdan
Saturday, April 11 at 11:05 AM
In a convent in Ireland, the 98-year-old Mother Superior lay dying.

The nuns gathered around her bed trying to make her last journey comfortable. They tried giving her warm milk to drink but she refused it.

One of the nuns took the glass back to the kitchen. Then, remembering a bottle of Irish Whiskey that had been received as a gift the previous Christmas, she opened it and poured a generous amount into the warm milk.

Back at Mother Superior's bed, they held the glass to her lips. The frail nun drank a little, then a little more and before they knew it, she had finished the whole glass down to the last drop. As her eyes brightened, the nuns thought it would be a good opportunity to have one last talk with their spiritual leader.

"Mother," the nuns asked earnestly, "Please give us some of your wisdom before you leave us."

She raised herself up in bed on one elbow, looked at them and said:

"Don't sell that cow."

glass measuring

By gina daoud
Apr 9, 2015
hi someone was describing a recipe to me and she uses a glass to measure..would someone know what a standard glass is equal to a cup? thx

Name it !

By manhal rashdan
Apr 9, 2015
A man kills a deer and takes it home to cook for dinner. Both he and his wife decide that they won't tell the kids what kind of meat it is, but will give them a clue and let them guess. The dad said, "Well it's what Mommy calls me sometimes." The little girl screamed to her brother, "Don't eat it. Its an asshole!

My New Group!

By Family Favorites
Apr 7, 2015
Calling All Grandparents!

No matter if you're a "newbie" grandparent or an experienced "veteran" grandparent, this group is for you. After 30 years of being a "professional mom", I became a grandparent and realized that I suddenly had a whole new role to learn. Whether you are a long-distance grandparent, or a daily caregiver, everyone can use advice on handling situations unique to being a grandparent.

Whether you are looking for the perfect birthday gift for a 9 year old, have an awesome recipe idea for a finicky 2 year old or are dealing with navigating your way through a difficult family issue, I'm willing to bet that the wonderful men and women on JAP have a bit of wise, tried and true advice to guide you through successfully to the other side.

Let this be a safe-haven to discuss any issue relating to being a grandparent. Fun recipe ideas for children, age appropriate gift ideas, crafts, being the very best long-distance (...or short-distance!) grandparent you can be or talking your way through a difficult family situation, please feel safe and secure talking your way through to a happy ending with the wise and incredible advice of fellow JAP grandparents. Feel free to swap those ideas which were huge successes... and of course, those that were complete flops! =)

As always, please be kind, gentle, respectful and non-judgmental. Above all, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!