Preface My greatest achievement is raising my children; I attended the University of Parenting since I was nineteen. I didn't realize it was a career that never ever ends. My credentials are quite extensive: I've held more titles then the military. I was a Nurse: Every scratch, bruise, cut and scrape had never gone unattended. CEO: "I am parent you are child" was lesson number one. Manager: I was in charge of four different lives, one boy and three girls. Chef: Prepared three square meals just about every day, and I was no "Betty Crocker" Referee: I have stopped arguments heated and otherwise with excellent results. Maid: I had full control of our household and made sure our environment was safe and clean. Lawyer: Taught them the art of winning an argument. (that sure came back to haunt me) CIA/Detective: Kept close range on friends, neighbors and acquaintances. Monitored TV and telephone calls. Held lengthily interrogations.(and still managed to miss a few predators right under my nose) Banker: When affordable, allowances were given and taught the value of money. Teacher: I taught honesty, integrity and respect. Checked countless homework assignments, oh yeah, there were those occasional music lessons and for the questions I couldn't answer World Book Encyclopedia was my savior, it was at their disposal 24/7. They were the first items I packed whenever we moved, which was pretty often.