Category Archives: activities


Happy Friday, everyone. The picture I used this week, is one of my favorite places on Earth. We spend a lot of time on this lake. It’s smaller, so it’s more of a fishing lake. Not very often will you see people … Continue reading

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Make an Impact

I believe we’ve talked about this before. I’d like to address it again, because I can’t remember what people thought of it. I received an email this morning from another baseball mom. Her son suffered traumatic brain injury due to a concussion during hockey, 7 weeks ago. … Continue reading

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Cloud Dough

Ever hear of Cloud Dough? It’s a wonderful sensory activity for preschool children, (although it looks fun to me too!) Apparently, it feels like flour when it runs through your fingers, but molds like sand. Pretty cool huh?? Supplies: 8 cups of … Continue reading

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Person of Interest

Have any of you see the new tv show called Person of Interest? It’s about these two guys, Mr. Finch (Michael Emerson) and John Reese (Jim Caviezel). They are able to see if something BAD is going to happen in public government camera’s … Continue reading

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5 Tips to More Energy

I wanted to share this with you. I found these very good and easy idea’s. From The Oprah Blog

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Girl Scouts Updated

I loved being a Girl Scout. I just loved it. I loved the camps and the activities and the crafts and yes, I loved that ugly green dress and I still have my sash. I loved earning those badges that … Continue reading

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Baseball String Bracelet

Laura is always finding cool things to share, and this is certainly one of them! She found this link and shared it with me. I got to work right away, and started making these.  I’ll be using our game balls to … Continue reading

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The New Graffiti

I was browsing around the web the other day, and I came across these before and after pictures: The statue, entitled “Solace  in the Wind”, stands at one of the harbors in Wellington, New Zealand, is just one of many … Continue reading

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Take A Breath

This article, in Britain’s Daily Mail (the American version) just irritated me beyond belief. I know I get irritated a LOT, but this is one of those general big Pet Peeves that I have: People who push their kids to … Continue reading

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Check this out. I think it’s a really neat idea for those of you who like your kids to make gifts.

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Embarrassing, but Worthy of a Lawsuit?

If you haven’t watched the video that has gone viral, in a nutshell, a woman is walking and texting in a mall.  Obviously, she’s not paying attention, and she trips over a low wall and ends up in the pool … Continue reading

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Pull Up Some Snow

In honor of all the snow we’re having right here in the dead of winter, I’ve decided that it’s time we got out in it!  Snow can be SO MUCH FUN, so let’s have some.  We can have hot chocolate … Continue reading

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Life-Changing Decision?

We’re all parents here – or I think most of us are.  Here’s a dilemma that I hope none of us ever have to face, but it presents an interesting question. Watching Dr. Phil today, the audience was introduced to … Continue reading

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How to Make A Bow

I figured, since I griped and whined about the evilness of Gift Bags, and said that making a bow was simple, that I should put my money where my mouth is, and show you just how easy it is. Those … Continue reading

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Homemade or Not?

I was going to make this a Question of the Day, but I had three or four questions squished together, and couldn’t figure out how to make it short and sweet.  So it’s a post instead… It’s about Christmas gifts.  … Continue reading

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How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

I’d heard this being talked on the news and on other blogs but I never really gave it too much thought but after this morning I thought I’d get in on it and ask you guys. I’m lucky to get … Continue reading

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Pole “exercises ” for young girls?

What do you think when you hear the term, “pole dancing?” I think of women doing sexy moves, even stripping. I think of strip clubs, and sexy outfits. What comes to mind when I say, young girls, as young as 5,  learning … Continue reading

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Happy Monday!

Another weekend passes. I hope everyone had a good one! Ours was pretty good. Saturday Jason golfed, so Bailey and I had a day together, just the two of us. We rode our bikes into town, which is about 2.5 miles. … Continue reading

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Are Boys Wired To Be Risk-Takers?

I’ve been in discussions about this topic before but I don’t think we’ve ever talked about it here…but we may have. I know on that “other” blog, there was much to say about it. What do you think? Are boys … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

I have to be honest….I don’t have a whole lot to talk about this week! Nothing  crazy or exciting has happened. Unless you count the Twins winning the season home opener. Now that was exciting but I know not everyone, … Continue reading

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All or nothing

When I heard this last week on the news I couldn’t believe it. We used to live in Minnetonka so when I heard that name, my attention was right there. They want to remove more than 100 bus stop benches. … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Spring is finally here! For now anyway. It’s my sons spring break from school. It’s warm and sunshiny out. I love being able to open all the windows and let new, fresh air in. And the birds here where we … Continue reading

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Vacuum cleaners:Re-Post from last June

This is a re-post because we were talking about this on Facebook over the weekend and we have so many new people that I wanted opinions again. Okay folks, here’s the deal.  All of us Erickson girls, who are only … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Morning all! I’m just a mixture of emotions this week. I apologize if this gets too negative Nelly on ya! Laura’s post from some time ago , When Tragedy Strikes, keeps coming back to me. I’m sending you to the part II of … Continue reading

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This, Too, Shall Pass

You’ve gotta watch it closely… in fact, I had to watch it several times to see everything that happened.  Watch it the first time just to absorb it, though.

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