Home Sweet Home-Schooling; should your children do it?

Everyday Matters August 21, 2014 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried For someone who loved learning as much as I did, I wasn’t a very happy camper in school. Part of the problem was that we moved around so much; I was ALWAYS the new kid in town, with all the attendant social issues. Part of it surely was my gnat-like attention span, […]
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As Bette Davis used to say, old age ain’t for sissies

Everyday Matters July 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried Well, folks, it happened last summer. I got my first senior citizen discount in the supermarket I frequent at the Delaware shore. Shoppers ages 55 and up get a 5% discount every Tuesday. I stood in line with my driver’s license, ready to prove I was old enough (it’d been awhile since […]
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Selling knives (or anything) not a sharp career choice

Everyday Matters March 20, 2014 1 Comment

by Elise Seyfried A few months ago I got a phone call. It was a neighbor’s son contacting me about a “project” he was working on. Could I give him a few minutes of my time? “Certainly!” I replied. I’m all for imparting some of my wisdom to the younger generation. I imagined a school […]
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Scouting’s not for all kids — especially the Seyfrieds

Everyday Matters January 24, 2014 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried It’s Girl Scout cookie time again! I personally never eat a Thin Mint without reminiscing about Scout Days, my own and my children’s. Given that they inherited my genes, it’s no big surprise that the little Seyfrieds bombed out of Scouting. We were, all of us, seduced by the spiffy uniforms. We […]
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Don’t let your precious gifts go unopened – Impossible to pigeon-hole the multi-tasking Seyfrieds

Everyday Matters December 27, 2013 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried If you ask my family members about their work lives, prepare for quite an earful. It occurred to me the other day that, among the eight of us Seyfrieds, we hold no fewer than 25 jobs. Husband Steve is a writer, actor, producer, director and teacher. I am a church worker, actress […]
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Accent-uate the foreign and eliminate American dialects

Everyday Matters October 18, 2013 0 Comments

by Elise Seyfried It takes me a little while to hop on the bandwagon. By the time I do, everyone else has jumped off and hopped onto the next bandwagon. It is this way with food (broccoli rabe), fashion (ballet flats), technology (iPhone: ifinally got one) and popular culture. My hot new singer is on […]
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