I'm a retired Child Day Care Provider, I ran a home day care for 18 years.I had alot of fun over the years watching the different stages from newborn to school age. I miss all my babies,some of whom have graduated high school! Many of them still come to visit me! We made many batches of cookies,with each of the children taking turns adding ingredients and the older ones running the mixer! Sometimes we had more cookie dough on the table than we did in the bowl!It was great fun though! I've always loved to bake and cook, but hate to clean up,the dishwasher makes that much easier now!! I collect recipes for cookies,candy,casseroles,crockpots, and muffins. My hubby of 32 years and 3 sons have always enjoyed most of my cooking and recipes,except when I fixed liver&onions and told my sons it was steak!lol They didn't buy it either! I love baking with my 3 Grandaughters 7,5,and 3! I love doing crafts,listening to music,going to oldies concerts,reading, knitting, ,crocheting,quilting and sewing! I have 2 pet cockatoos,a harlequin macaw,and a yellow nape amazon parrot,that I sometimes make food for too!They like to eat spaghetti and love chicken! lol It's a riot watching them hold a piece of pasta with their foot or a chicken wing drumstick,and they say mmmm good between bites!