Category Archives: Raising Children

#MOMSQUAD – An interesting video that throws light on the differences in generations -created by the daughter by a good friend Alexandra Addison

We are so proud of our young friend Alexandra Addison – she is now a junior producer at BuzzFeed and just wrote and produced this video. If any of you have adult children you will absolutely identify with the HUGE … Continue reading

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Labor day fun with the grandkids and grandnieces and grandnephews!

Nothing better than family and fun in the jacuzzi on Labor day at The Little Farm. And our dog Smokey trained with the children before – she was so great – calm and really smart – we are thinking that … Continue reading

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Summer evenings with friends and family – the best chopped salad from leftovers!

I love cooking in summer – and especially when its easy! This is a wonderful recipe for a ‘throw it all together’ chopped salad – which is satisfying and fun to eat and make if you have family members or … Continue reading

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A lovely dinner party using the napkin holders sent by a dear friend in South Africa – aren’t they great?

I love entertaining. And especially love ‘dressing my table’ . Here is  a recent table at The Little Farm set for 12. It was a fundraising dinner for a summer camp that our eldest grandson attended. He LOVED it and … Continue reading

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Celebrations with good friends!

Good friends and a fun weekend! Our dear friend Laura’s daughter Lauren got married to the love of her life this last weekend and four good friends  ( along with 360 others!) flew in to be with them! What fun … Continue reading

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What could be better than a birthday hug from my four grandsons! NOTHING!

I was so blessed this birthday that my grandsons spent the weekend with us – and the best present in the world was what I got – home made birthday cards – and a big group hug. What could be … Continue reading

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Segil Urban Farm Fellow Endowment – for future generations

We are so proud to have endowed an annual fellowship for an Urban Farm Fellow at the Shalom Institute and Camp in Malibu Hills. This fellowship will enable a young adult to spend the summer at the camp becoming expert in … Continue reading

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Family Retreat 2016 – Such Fun – How Blessed We Are!

We had our annual family retreat at Palm Springs – so much fun – it was HOT HOT HOT (reached 130 degrees one day – felt like Egypt in summer – yes, we were there one August) but we still … Continue reading

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Hanging at the beach – a bit chilly with June Gloom ( Fog in the mornings in LA) but warm later – and Tracy’s Scones!

There is nothing better than hanging out at the beach with the grandkids. Lots of collaboration going on here! Love to see it! Our four grandsons playing so well…. And some yummy stuff – Tracy’s Fabulous Scones – truly amazing … Continue reading

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A grandson’s 9th birthday – By request I made two Star Wars Cakes – What a job! But worth it!

I think our nine year old grandson loved his cakes  — what do you think? And here is the Darth Vader cake – with the little spears in it! And the Storm Trouper from Star Wars – with Darth Vader … Continue reading

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Wonderful times with the family

We had a wonderful holiday with our family. Here are some pictures of the children of the family ( grandsons and grandnieces and grand nephews in the USA) without the family in other countries unfortunately. But we sent photos and … Continue reading

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Reading with and to children

How I love reading to our grandkids – and they love reading too! Noah needs a ”whole pile of books” before he can go to sleep ( he is four) and Jack ( who is not in the picture below) … Continue reading

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Birthday cake – a rainbow one – ended up making 12 individual layers – whew what a job! But lots of joy

Our grandson Jonah is very particular in his tastes and he requested a 7th birthday cake in the colors of the rainbow with blue frosting and M&Ms – so I made one – and then realised that it was not … Continue reading

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Persimmons are so tasty any style! They are weighing down our trees right now – and we love them! And a super family photo

Persimmons are great in fruit salad, eaten on their own, in persimmon pudding or persimmon bread. Here is a great recipe – enjoy Persimmon Pudding Ingredients Ripe persimmons enough  to make two cups of pulp 3 cups of milk 1.5 … Continue reading

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Who said Dogs do not smile? Our new rescue does!

Dogs smile. No doubt in my mind. Just take a look at our grandsons with Goldie our new rescue. Is she a happy dog or what? We are still enjoying the cold weather – and hoping for more rain!! WHOHOO! … Continue reading

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A new way to do Cauliflower and Broccoli – so that kids will LOVE them!

These tend not to be favorite vegetables although when they are cooked as below – they become really delightful and our grandsons love them! Give it a try! I have included some lower calorie options for you below – after … Continue reading

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So wonderful to give back – here is our Larraine Segil Scholars Family Holiday Party – parents, children and siblings of many of our 13 scholars joined us

We are so blessed to have these outstanding young women in our lives – and here they joined together for a holiday party at The Little Farm – it was such fun! Our son James and daughter in law Donne … Continue reading

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I promised the grandkids that I would bake each of them a cake – what fun we had! Paw Patrol, Spiderman, Batman & Ninjas!

The Segil Bakeoff! A sugar high for about 3 days! WHOOPIE! You can see that much of the chocolate frosting missed the cake and went into little mouths. But that is what being at Grandma’s house is all about right?? … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2015 at The Little Farm – more pics – my husband loved the food – so did everyone else! My favorite holiday!

Thanksgiving day involved a lot of cooking and tons of food – appreciated by all! Here is my husband – and the quote that our son put to this montage – we laughed a lot! “My father’s three stages of … Continue reading

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Bread making – what joy! Here is the recipe for family togetherness – don’t only break bread – make bread!

I know a few posts ago I told you about making bread with the grandchildren – well I finally got the video to work and wanted to share it with you. Such fun – and I could not be happier! … Continue reading

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