A 21st Century Wilma and Betty

      If you’ve ever been around teens, you know that – once they hit about age 14 or 15 – the only thing on their minds is what kind of car they’re going to get.  They start scoping out the car lots in their early teens and some of them even start makingContinue reading “A 21st Century Wilma and Betty”

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No Parking!

People who know me know that I tend to be a bit “quirky” about certain things.  That is to say that there are some things that really bug me and I seem to turn into a completely different person when someone inadvertently steps on one of my pet peeves. Probably the biggest pet peeve IContinue reading “No Parking!”

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Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012

Mr.  Moneybucks At 7 years old, Braden has more money than he knows how to handle.  He has no real concept of money, so I’ve confiscated most of it from him and placed it in a safe place so that it’s there when he’s ready to use it.  And, while he has no concept ofContinue reading “Quips and Quotes Friday – June 15, 2012”

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Mastering the Art of Reverse Psychology and Occasional Manipulation

Leadership: The art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it. ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower As the mother of two children, I’ve learned over the years the importance of manipulation.  Now, don’t start frowning…if you’re a parent, you know you’ve done it.  Call it reverse psychology orContinue reading “Mastering the Art of Reverse Psychology and Occasional Manipulation”

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What the…What? Why Matthew Inman is My Hero!

Good morning, Friends!  It’s What the…What? Wednesday and I’m so excited to be back this week so I can bring you this next story! What’ve I got for you?  I found today’s story completely by accident.  I was out surfing the web last night – not even looking for material for today’s blog yet –Continue reading “What the…What? Why Matthew Inman is My Hero!”

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Duct Tape Fixes Everything!

Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape).  It’s probably one of the world’s most amazing household repair tools.  If it can’t be fixed with duct tape, then it can’t be fixed. We’ve used duct tape to fix all manner of different things in our house, and we’ve recently learned that it comes in designer colors.  NoContinue reading “Duct Tape Fixes Everything!”

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Learning to French Kiss

One of my favorite things about little kids is how their interpretations of the world around them are so much different than ours as adults.  My daughter, Amber, is now 16; but,when she was little, she came up with some real doozies.  It’s not difficult to imagine my surprise and distress when she came homeContinue reading “Learning to French Kiss”

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God has a wicked sense of humor

I’ve often thought that God has a wicked sense of humor.  In my mind, I imagine Him to be much like the Far Side comic strip, sitting at His computer and watching the world with a goofy smirk on His face as he presses the key on his keyboard that reads, “Smite!”  I see HimContinue reading “God has a wicked sense of humor”

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“What the…What? Wednesday” – The Rules of Engagement

It’s What the…What? Wednesday!  I love this day because I have more fun looking for the bizarre news stories to bring to you! Apparently it doesn’t take a brain surgeon… This first story I have for you actually makes me a bit uneasy.   A Denver, Colorado brain surgeon, Dr. Steve Carr, was vacationing inContinue reading ““What the…What? Wednesday” – The Rules of Engagement”

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He’s Calling Your Name…

Over these last 16 years of parenting, I’ve learned a lot about the importance of delegation.  And, to my husband’s credit, he’s usually pretty good about picking up the pieces that I delegate to him in the arena of childcare.  With one exception:  anything that happens in the middle of the night.  If it happensContinue reading “He’s Calling Your Name…”

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