My mother would cook for myself, my dad and my siblings on some weekends. The most important condiment that would go on top of our pancakes was King’s syrup. It was an inquired taste that grew on me. As I became a young woman and had three beautiful children I would still buy King’s syrup for any food that needed that thick maple syrup taste. It is now 2013 and it
Who likes pie on Thanksgiving? I love pies; my favorite is cherry pie. My mom, my sister, and I had made so much pies around Thanksgiving. We made apple, pumpkin, chocolate pudding, pecan, fudge, and cherry pie. Usually, we would have enough to last a few weeks of desserts.
So when ever my mom makes pozole I look forward to it since I don’t eat weekly. I remember the first time I tried pozole. I was about seven years old on Christmas eve. This was a special day for me because now I could eat the food that the adults ate instead of just the food the little kids ate like pizza and chips. I was anxious to eat this special meal because it was the first time I would try the pozole.
My mom received the recipe from her Mom and Dad, which in turn received it from their parents. My Great Grandmother made it clear to her kids before she passed away she wanted this recipe to stay in the family. When my Grandmother gave this recipe to my mom, she perfected it by adding a few of her own ingredients. I have the fondest memories of my Mom dedicating her time on the weekends to make this wonderful pot of spaghetti sauce. The smell is absolutely amazing when my Mom is preparing this dish.
The University of La Verne’s core values have been present in my life throughout the years. Even though my mother wanted to attend college as I did, she didn’t have the option to so and that’s why she encourages me to try my hardest in school. When my mother was young, she dreamed of attending college in the United States and getting a job so she could support her family, whereas when I was small, I didn’t think school was important. Although my mother only attended elementary school, school was one of her top priorities because she felt like it was an honor to go to school, and if you went to school, you were considered to be lucky. My mother was an over-achiever and saw education as a way of showing that she was better than most.
I can understand Shanxiness’ words and even speak some of the Shanxi dialects because I always hear my grandparents communicating with each other in Shanxi dialects. I also feel a sense of home in Shanxi, because noodles there taste like my grandma-cooking. On the other hand, I talk with my friends in fluent Beijing dialects, and I am also proud of being a Beijinger. I have witnessed the dramatic changes of Beijing from an old city to an metropolitan city since these 20 years. As Lahiri writes, it is the daily behaviors of my grandparents that make me have an identity of Shanxi although I am a native Beijiner and I have felt less conflicted between my identities between the two
I always wonder why I seem to leak learning things. The answer to that was known two people learn the same and it is up to you to process the information and get the help you need. My dream was to return back to school and get my degree, short term goal that I know that I can achieve. When you are a single mother there shouldn’t be any limits to the things you need to achieve in life. Don’t wait go back to school you are never too old to return to school.
Amanda Bowman Being a College Going Mother Struggles of mothers attending college Mother obtaining degrees To inspire/discuss mothers to further their education Personal experience of being a mother/student My voice The joys of motherhood, from the time you find out your pregnant to the first cry of a newborn baby and everything on, are memories forever kept. Being a mother of two, I know that the key to being a good parent is to know your priorities, learn to sacrifice things, and have a positive outlook on life. I knew the choice to go to college and build a career was important to my children and to me. Soon coming to the realization I had to grow up fast because of the responsibility I was given. Motivation and confidence have been
I made sure that I would have help around the house while I am going to school, then my oldest daughter told me that she would be so proud to see me succeed my goal. So I checked around for some colleges and I found Ashford University. Even though I will be doing my courses online I will still be a full-time student. I will be going to Ashford University for my Bachelors in Health Care
Growing up, my mom pretty much told me that if I was not joining the military then I was for sure going to college. And I was okay with that. I knew that going to college would give me a better job so I could maintain a stable lifestyle; but that’s the thing, it never crossed my mind that I need to go to college for a better education. In today’s society, in order for people to have a good job outside of professional sports, music entertainment, and military, they have to have a college education in order for them to maintain a decent job. So far into my college experience, I can tell that some of my classmates and peers have that mindset.