Category Archives: family

First Day of School

From time to time, I’ve bragged on Josh’s school.  I try not to, because I don’t want to be one of those moms… “Oh, OUR school is the best!  Oh, MY kid is tops!”   But sometimes, you have to toot … Continue reading

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Going bald

This is kind of a personal post. It’s about Paul’s brother Kevin who has a form of cancer that’s not curable but it is treatable for a while. It’s called Plasmacytoma and after it’s spread it’s called Multiple Myeloma. Well, Kevin’s has spread … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Hello, everyone! I feel like I haven’t written a post on a long time. But it’s only been a week. Some exciting news in this house!! Bailey and his team made it to the Gopher State Tournament of Champions!!!! We … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

We drove down to Rochester Friday afternoon for a baseball tournament. It took us about 2 hours, once we got out of the cities. It was a beautiful drive, who knew southern Minnesota was so hilly, and scenic?! We were … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

I laugh every time I look at this picture I used today. I could use a good laugh, as many of us can. So enjoy, I hope it made you laugh too!  🙂 I wonder if this guy knows about this picture! I’m … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Mothers Day is approaching! Usually Joy, Sue, the kids and I go plant flower baskets. This year we aren’t because Joy has had the worst time with the air. All the pollen in the air is really bothering her so … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are?

I’m not sure if any of you are watching this show or not. Who Do You Think You Are. It’s about a celebrity who traces back their family tree. I’m really enjoying it. But I’ve often been caught up in … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Happy Thursday everyone! How was your weekend/week?? Ours was great! We celebrated Easter with the family, and it was a beautiful day. The wind was a bit chilly but we were able to be outside so I didn’t mind. The … Continue reading

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Let us pray…

“Thank you, God, for this food. For rest and home and all that’s good. For wind and rain and sun above, But most of all, for those we love.” Thus begins every meal in our house, unless Josh chooses to … Continue reading

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Free Chat Thursday

Well happy Thursday folks! Grab your coffee, tea or whatever you like to have and sit down for a chat! We’re almost there, another weekend right around the corner. Any plans? We don’t have too many plans. No plans as … Continue reading

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If a dog was the teacher…

If a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind … Continue reading

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The Life of Mom

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Nothing Important!

I know you’re probably thinking, who is this crazy lady writing now! I know, I know, I very rarely write. So I thought what the heck, I’ll just write! About what? Nothing important. You see I live in the outskirts … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Paul

Happy Birthday Paul. We all hope you have a great day. Even though it’s your birthday, I’m still gonna kick your butt at Wii bowling 😉 (I may let you win a few but that’s it :-))

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I know that I’ve talked about this before but I really feel the need to do it again. For those of you who know us, this will come as no shock. For those of you who could care less, sorry for … Continue reading

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When Tragedy Strikes, part II

Previously, we discussed what TO do when a friend or family member experiences a family tragedy.  How we can help, how we can lighten the load, ease the myriad and intense feelings that accompany such an event. But for every … Continue reading

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When Tragedy Strikes, part I

As most/all of you know, almost two years ago, now, my husband Steve was in a near-fatal car wreck which left him blind.  His recovery was spent in two different hospitals over the course of a month, followed by nearly … Continue reading

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Happy 10th Anniversary Jason and Nikki

Happy 10th Anniversary Jason and Nikki. It really does just seem like yesterday. Awe. I remember this day so clearly. Cheers to you guys. Grab some cake and share the joy of the day. Let’s all toast this great couple … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Laura

Whew, I finally got the tree to work with me! We have an “easy” pre-lit tree that decided, this year, not to light. I got it set up and plugged in, and when I turned it on, only half the … Continue reading

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What “prepared” foods do you use?

After listening to a radio show this morning, I wondered how many of us use prepared foods. Especially for the holidays. They asked people to call in and tell what they “cheat” with. The biggest thing people admitted to was … Continue reading

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Meanest mom on the planet

I just love Don Shelby. He’s an anchor here in Minnesota and I just had to put this one in. He has a segment each evening called “Good To Know” and I usually agree with him all the way. Here’s … Continue reading

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Bath Time Photos Prompt Child Porn Allegations

This thing seems very silly to me. I think it’s one of the times I think to myself that as time goes on, things just go to far and get to carried away. This story was on Good Morning America … Continue reading

Posted in adults, baths, behavior, child abuse, childhood, children, choices, differences, emotions, family, fears, feelings, kids, laws, life, life lessons, lifestyles, parent's, parenting, people, pornography, problems, relationships, sadness, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Disciplining someone else’s child

This story was on the news last night and it really made me think about how people deal with other people’s children in their own homes. I think it was different for me. I worked in the kids schools and … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, choices, communicating, differences, discipline, embarassing, emotions, family, feelings, friends, friendship, getting along, kids, life, lifestyles, manners, memories, mischievous, parent's, people, problems, rules, things | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Daddy’s little girl

I’m sure most of you have either seen this story by now or it just slipped by you. I saw it while in the hospital last week and it just stuck with me. Here’s the link and story. It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in behavior, childhood, children, dad's, daughters, emotions, family, Father's, feelings, growing up, happiness, kids, life, memories, people, relationships, safety, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

What happened and how I am

Hi All. I thought today I would make things a little more personal. Let you know what happened to me last week and how I’m doing now. Notice my gorgeous flowers on the right sent to me by our Laura. … Continue reading

Posted in bad habits, behavior, changes, children, choices, cigarettes, differences, doctors, emergency, emotions, family, fears, feelings, future, kids, life, life lessons, lifestyles, love, medical, medical care, medicine, oxygen, people, smoking, things, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments