Category Archives: parenting

Tough Love

Most people nowadays think it improper to spank children, so I have tried other methods to control my kids when they have one of “those moments”. One that I have found very effective is for me to just take the … Continue reading

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It’s not the Cape

Recently, Glenn Beck has been lamenting an experience he had with his son, Raphe, who, I gather, is around five years old.  He had been discussing “heroes,” and  referring to regular men.  Raphe looked at him and said, “They’re not … Continue reading

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Mom’s getting schooled (SKL)

With my 2 daughters rounding age 3, they are now “preschoolers.”  This fall, they transitioned from a nanny’s care to a well-regarded preschool/daycare near my home.  I was pretty excited by many good things about the school – the academic … Continue reading

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Need Some Suggestions…

Josh has had an “Ocean Wonders” aquarium in his bed since he was a teeny tiny baby. He loves it, and uses it every night, even though he’s 6 1/12th now. He’s a very musical kid, no surprise there, since … Continue reading

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The Creeping Terror

A school in New Jersey has narrowly avoided disaster.  Unbeknownst to the administrators, terror lurked in the hallways, stalked the children as they went about their daily duties.  Slowly, quietly, it crept, moving from the playground in the morning, to … Continue reading

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Michigan Authorities Attack Woman for Babysitting Neighbor Kids

When I heard this story last week, to be honest, I couldn’t believe it. I mean really. All this woman is doing is trying to be nice to her neighbors children. Now she’s in for a fight and I for … 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

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Letting Go…a little!

I LOVE being a mom, not too many bad things about being a mom. For me, there’s really only one thing bad about being a mom, or a parent in general. Bad is maybe the wrong choice of word, so … Continue reading

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Parental responsibility

What would you do? This is the bike Paul and I got Bailey for his birthday last week. He got it on Thursday night and by Sat afternoon it was broken. Jason and Nikki had a “family only” party for … Continue reading

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Manners, how important do you think they are?

I’m wondering how important manners are to you.  I was raised to say please and thank you, excuse me and bless you.  If someone gave me something, I said thank you.  If I asked someone for something, I said please.  Do … Continue reading

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Don’t think about it

Have you ever thought about serendipity?  About things just, well, happening, when you need them to? Lately, I’ve been going through a difficult time, and I’ve been thinking – nay, obsessing – over it.  What should I do?  If I … Continue reading

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Update on Daniel Hauser written by Laura

A couple hundred years ago, a bunch of tired, bedraggled, bonneted and buckled people walked onto a shore, and declared that this was the New World.  Here was a place where they could practice their religion freely, without interference from … Continue reading

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Do you do better under pressure?

I DON’T!! I tend to panic and get flustered. Then I’m no help. I have never been in a real emergency situation, so I don’t know how I would be. But when it comes to being put on the spot … Continue reading

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Kids and whining and fighting

I think this is something that we can all relate to. Whining and fighting.  I think there are just some people who like to whine and like to fight. Don’t we all know people like this? When this was on … Continue reading

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Another year goes by

One more year goes by. I don’t celebrate my dads life, I mourn it. Believe me, all the counseling and medication in the world can’t change the way I feel. I’ve tried, well technically they’ve tried. It is what it … Continue reading

Posted in adults, anger, behavior, children, choices, dad's, daughters, differences, emotions, family, fears, feelings, growing up, kids, lifestyles, love, memories, men, parent's, parenting, past, people, problems, sister, things, thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

How old do you feel?

DM over at Heart to Heart and I were emailing one day a week or so ago and he and Mrs DM were talking about how old they felt. He asked me how old I felt since we are both … Continue reading

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Child murderer’s rights

This post is very different for me and very hard for me to write because, #1, it’s terribly sad and #2, I’m FURIOUS over it. You can either read it here or watch the video or I’ll explain it in a nutshell. This … Continue reading

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Would you give your teen a breathalyzer test?

I was cruising on the net this morning and came across this. I know we’ve talked about teens drinking before and I think we are all pretty much in agreement that we don’t hide alcohol and keep it a deep … Continue reading

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Is there a perfect slacker? By Jen Henry

I’ve been re-reading Confessions of a Slacker Mom. This is a short little light narrative read that my mother in law gave me shortly after Catherine’s birth. I think her reasoning was to point out to me that parenting could … Continue reading

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Step-parents disciplining

Hello Everyone.  I was having a discussion with a friend of mine this morning and I was interested in what other people thought. My friend has one daughter.  She’s 16. For most of this girls life, she believed one man … Continue reading

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Too much Info for me!!

I was scrolling through the guide on TV last night and came across a show on MTV called Sex~ with Mom & Dad. I was a little weirded out by the title but equally curious. So I turned it on, … Continue reading

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Authors Favorites..Chewing gum and kissing boys

I really have to “set the scene” for this one.  My daughter in law was going out for dinner for her “once a month dinner with her friends from high school” last Fri.  My husband, youngest son, granddaughter (7 yrs), … Continue reading

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The kid next door

So, every one has one. The kid next door who always finds trouble. Gets you to do things you wouldn’t do with out his help. Not necessarily the “bad” kid, but someone you just get into trouble with. Why? Who … Continue reading

Posted in anger, behavior, childhood, children, choices, disappointment, emotions, fears, feelings, friends, growing up, habits, humiliate, humiliation, kids, life, life lessons, neighbors, parenting, people, son's, thoughts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Manners, how important do you think they are?

I’m wondering how important manners are to you.  I was raised to say please and thank you, excuse me and bless you.  If someone gave me something, I said thank you.  If I asked someone for something, I said please.  Do … Continue reading

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