Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: CATCH UP

Magazine article Working Mother

Weekend: CATCH UP

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Phone Time Your Great-Aunt Edna isn't into Facebook, but she does want to talk...and talk. to control calls sans rudeness: Set time limits. say, "it's so nice to hear from you, but i only have twenty minutes," says crystal Rockwood, a trainer with the Emily post institute in Business Etiquette. Catch a pause. Wait for her to take a breath, then jump in and say, sweetly, that you have to run. make a date. schedule chat time that's best for both of you. Love ya, Auntie!

Stock Up

When you're looking to create a base for slowcooked soups, here's a simple but rich stock to make yourself:

1 Season 3 pounds chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil in a large stockpot. Remove chicken.

2 Put 1 quartered onion, 4 sliced carrots, 2 sliced celery stalks and 3 garlic cloves in the pot and sauté over mediumhigh heat until lightly golden. Add chicken, a handful of chopped parsley, 1 dried bay leaf and 6 cups cold water; bring to a boil. simmer for one hour.

3 Skim fat from Stock surface. Discard chicken and veggies and pour stock through a strainer. …

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