Category Archives: kids

Law curbs McDonald’s Happy Meal toys

When I heard about this I knew I wanted to talk about it and when I read the article I knew I couldn’t improve it so I’m going to just put it here. “LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – San Francisco has … Continue reading

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Happy Friday All. Here’s to another Friday. I hope the week has been good to you. We’ve had illness, hurricane force winds and now freezing temps. We had snow on Wed morning. It didn’t stick and it was pretty. It’s … 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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Good To Know: Education Priceless, If They Take It

This segment is on WCCO in Minneapolis and this is Don Shelby. He’ll be retiring soon but I thought this was a very interesting “Good To Know.” This is what Don said. “President Obama has called for the lengthening of the … Continue reading

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The Invisible Mother from SKL

SKL found this on another blog and got permission for us to post it. It’s very moving. It was written by Mary Lynn Plaisance. It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of response, the way one of the … Continue reading

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IT’S FRIDAY!!!!!!! How was everyone’s week? Are you as happy as I am that it’s Friday?! I’m always happy when Friday rolls around, but I am especially happy about today! I had one goal set for my summer. To go … Continue reading

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Silly Bandz, the newest fad

Okay, I’ll admit it. I never heard of these things until one day, I think it was Nikki who said something about them laying all over her house and then JAM and MSSC chimed in that they also have them … Continue reading

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Sesame Street a “no go” for Katy Perry

When I was watching Good Morning America one day last week I hadn’t heard this story about Katy Perry being on Sesame Street never mind they weren’t going to air it. Parent’s called in and complained that Sesame Street was … Continue reading

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Another Blantant Product Review

I promise, I’m not going all “Environmentalist Wacko” on you.  But I have always been a “Practical Greenie”.  I believe in conserving resources, growing my own food or buying as much as I can locally, not using pesticides unless I … 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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HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS! I have been waiting all week for this week to come to an end! It seems to be flying by too, which never happens when I want it to! 🙂 What is everyone doing this weekend? Anyone … Continue reading

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Why Are School Supplies So Specific?

I thought this was a really Good Question the other night. But as I read, I got a little confused by the end of the article and about the whole “pooling of supplies.” But, I’ll get to that later. Okay … Continue reading

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How Old Is Too Old To Be A Dad?

How old is too old to be a dad? Anyone have an opinion here? Here’s another good question from WCCO. I really dread to open up a question like this because to me, it’s really such a personal choice and … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to my first born child

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JASON DONALD You and your ever loving Dukes It seems like only yesterday that you were sitting on the floor in front of the TV with your “steering wheel” in front of you waiting on a Friday night … Continue reading

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Unbelievable jump-roping from Darryl

This is just unbelievable. Please take the time to watch it. I know it’s a little long but you will really get into it. When they started doing it to Footloose at the end, I was moving right along with … Continue reading

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How To Help Children Frightened By Storms

This good question came at the right time of the year. How to help children frightened by storms. Do your kids get scared? Did you get scared when you were young? Everyone who comes here often or knows me, knows … 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

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

Well, we made it another week. 🙂 Tornadoes ripped across Minnesota on last Thursday evening, killing at least two people and injuring dozens more as homes were flattened, trees toppled and a gas station destroyed in the town of Wadena, … Continue reading

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Personal Responsibility

I have a tiny little rant coming….just to warn you. This is something that just went into my craw and stayed there. I can’t stop thinking about it and I mean that in more ways than one. This is something … Continue reading

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Undercover Lunch Lady: Do Kids Use Manners?

This was on the news the other night and I couldn’t wait to see it. Especially since this is what I did many moons ago. I wrote this post on manners a long time ago so most of you know … 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

Posted in baseball, boys, buddies, communicating, competition, courtesy, emotions, encourage, family, friends, friendships, happiness, kids, laughter, learning, life, life lessons, losing, memories, playing, playing around, respect, self esteem, son's, swimming, Uncategorized, winning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Free Chat Thursday

The picture I chose today was just because I really liked it when I saw it! How free you must feel up there, like you’re flying. I’ve never brought myself to get on one of those swing rides, but I … Continue reading

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Fair is fair…or is it?

Well. Where do I start? We’ve had a very interesting last 5 days. As you all now Bailey is on the traveling baseball team for our town. This was something he had to try out for. Something we had to pay for. … Continue reading

Posted in abilities, advice, athletes, baseball, boys, competition, competitive, disappointment, discipline, encourage, fairness, feelings, friendships, humiliation, hurt feelings, kids, life lessons, losing, sports, tournaments, Uncategorized, winning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Is 16 to young to drive?

Last week we had a couple of very tragic accidents claiming the lives of many of our young people. Here is the news story of one of them. Several things came out after this article. There was no alcohol involved … Continue reading

Posted in accidents, age, behavior, children, choices, differences, discipline, drivers ed, driving, fears, good habits, kids, laws, life, live and learn, people, Political Correctness, problems, teachers, teenagers, things, Uncategorized, vehicles | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments